The longer you live the more likely you will develop a medical condition that requires surgery or a procedure. In fact, half of all people 65 and older will have at least one surgical procedure in their lifetime. And along with common potential side effects from anesthesia during surgery such as nausea, chills or muscle aches and itching, older patients are at risk for confusion or short-term memory loss. But rest assured, there are tools for patients and their families to minimize side effects. Download the patient info guide “Keeping Your Brain Healthy When You Have Surgery” to take precautions and manage expectations.