Approximately 10% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia are living with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Why is it so often mis- or undiagnosed?
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that causes the ventricles in the brain to become enlarged, sometimes with little or no increase in intracranial pressure (ICP).
March 10, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the recognition of NPH as a distinct medical condition, allowing countless people access to the treatment needed to return to active lifestyles after possibly years of living with misdiagnosed dementia. Join the Hydrocephalus Association as we commemorate this year.
Our history as an association is a reflection of the richness and diversity of the engaged and committed members of our community. As we continue our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, we take a moment to hear reflections from individuals around the country who have interacted with the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) and supported HA throughout the years. This week we chat with Angela Lacey. who was 44 years old when she was diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).
Houston’s ABC affiliate KTRK reports on Ron Shillcutt, a Houston resident initially diagnosed with dementia and then found to have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
Medwire news reports on a research study that shows that an adjustable Strata valve shunt set at the highest setting and slowly calibrated down in a patient being treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) reduces the cases of subdural effusion and shows improvement in gait and/or cognitive function.
ABC News Worldwide features a story today on guitar rock legend, Dick Wagner and his diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). The article – Rock Star Nearly Loses Career with “Curable” Dementia – is another step forward in increasing public awareness of both NPH and hydrocephalus.
I was diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) after over 15 years of experiencing a slow progression of seemingly inexplicable mental and physical decline. Thanks to the Hydrocephalus Association and my medical team, I was able to learn more about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and pursue treatment.