My mother is 86 years old. She has had osteoporosis since 1999. She has lost 7 inches in height (she only started out at 5 foot 1 inch). She was on Fosamax for 12 years. It helped in the beginning but then seemed to stop working. Now she is just taking natural supplements.
She had a bone density test in August which showed Hip -2.8; Spine -3.6, Femoral -3.6 (in 2011 it was Hip: -2.2; Spine: -3.2; Fermoral: -3.6) The doctor wants her to try injections of Prolia which she is very nervous about -- she only weighs about 88 pounds. She is active and does walk on the treadmill every day.