Healthy Living: PeCAN for Brain Health
About one in six patients over the age of 60 experience confusion or delirium after elective surgery.
When a person becomes delirious, they are more likely to suffer postoperative complications, require longer hospital stays and even die.
Debbie’s husband, James, did not take part in PeCAN, but his story was a big inspiration in helping to launch the program at the University of Florida in 2017.
After James died, his brain was donated to science for research.