A 96-year-old woman suffering from dementia died after choking on food, an inquest opening has heard.

Florence Wright died at Woodside house care home in Norwich, where she lived, on the 27th February.

At her inquest opening on Wednesday, at Norfolk Coroner’s Court, the medical cause of death was given as 1A aspiration of food into the lower respiratory tract, with 1B dementia and frailty and type 2 diabetes mellitus coronary artery.

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lake adjourned the inquest until Thursday 6th June.

Source: Eastern Daily Press