One of the major causes of elderly falls is hyponatremia, an electrolyte disturbance when the level of sodium in a person's serum drops below 135 mEq/L. Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in the elderly patient population. Studies have shown that older patients are more prone to hyponatremia as a result of multiple factors including physiologic changes associated with aging such as decreases in glomerular filtration rate, a tendency for defective sodium conservation, and increased vasopressin activity. Mild hyponatremia ups the risk of fracture in elderly patients because hyponatremia has been shown to cause subtle neurologic impairment that affects gait and attention, similar to that of moderate alcohol intake.
The Dragon app has a cool new feature that detects when you’re driving and automatically switches to hands-free, eyes-free access. It includes voice notifications that will read back to you things like Facebook status updates, text messages, incoming calls, and upcoming appointments. Users can even use Dragon to update their social media just by speaking the status they’d like to post. Dragon Mobile Assistant is available on Google Play.
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