Tips for St. Petersburg Seniors to Prevent Cognitive Dysfunction After Surgery

Senior Woman in hospital

POCD occurs in more than 25% of seniors after non-cardiac surgery.

Undergoing surgery for older adults always involves some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a substantial number of seniors after surgery that we all should be informed about: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction). POCD occurs in more than 25% of seniors in the days and sometimes even weeks after non-cardiac surgery, and can present with an array of symptoms, several of which are often almost indiscernible: forgetfulness, lack of concentration and focus, as well as other forms of cognitive decline that impact quality of life. Read more