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What We Know and Don’t Know About Memory Loss After Surgery POCD is a relatively unknown but common condition, especially among older adults By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News May 21, 2018

by Chris V | For Seniors

The old man likely has postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) — a little-known condition that affects a substantial number of older adults after surgery, said Dr. Daniel Cole, a professor of clinical anesthesiology at UCLA and a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.