“Cognitive testing has been in the news … there are recommendations for keeping pets mentally sound by implementing nutritional modifications, regular exercise and mental stimulation, we should certainly think about providing the same support to our geriatric patients.”

What does the latest research say about this vital issue? How is frailty defined? What’s the clinical impact of preoperative cognitive dysfunction?

Presented by Angela Bader, MD, MPH Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also the founding director of the Weiner Center for Preoperative Evaluation.

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