What if it isn’t Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s? Understanding Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
By: Karima Roumila, MPH
Ever wondered if that memory loss, bladder incontinence or gait problem could be something other than Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s? Did you know that about 375,000 older Americans have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and it is one of the few causes of dementia that can be controlled or reversed with treatment?
During Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, we launched our webinar series. Our first webinar titled, “What if it isn’t Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?” was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Dr. Michael A Williams, Medical Director, Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute, LifeBridge Health at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, discussed how the diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus can be missed and how it can be made. The webinar included a question and answer session with Dr. Williams.
The Webinar Series is made possible through the generosity of our loyal partners. We would like to thank Medtronic, Aesculap and Sophysa for supporting this meaningful program for the hydrocephalus community.