The trajectory of interest and investigation into perioperative brain health over the last year has continued to increase, with many publications and much activity in the basic and clinical research arenas. Independent of our understanding of the risk factors and mechanisms, the question that many anesthesia providers are asking is, how should we change our practice for older adults undergoing surgery? While there are guidelines and best practice documents published by other societies such as the American College of Surgeons and the American Geriatrics Society, a recent study of the ASA membership suggests that anesthesiologists are interested in guidelines for the care of older adults specifically endorsed by ASA. Some of these “best practices” questions were addressed by anesthesiologist researchers in the 5th International Workshop of Perioperative Neurotoxicity in the Elderly in 2016. This workshop included approximately 30 experts...

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