NPH continues to be relatively unknown among the general public and even in the medical community. In April, Trish Bogucki, a longtime HA volunteer, led a presentation on NPH and cognitive therapy for senior citizens in Midland Park, NJ.
If you have Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) you might find Cognitive Therapy useful. Trish Bogucki explains what it consists of and shares some tips for others who might be in the same boat she was in.
Medical Experts and Patients Educate New Jersey Families About Brain Disorder That Affects Over 1 Million Americans
Dementia, gait disturbance, and incontinence. Typically, when older adults have these symptoms, they’re told they have diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or a host of other illnesses, when in many cases they are suffering from a treatable condition called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). Join the Hydrocephalus Association at its first Hydrocephalus Education Day in Neptune, NJ on Nov. 9th, where medical experts and patients will discuss NPH symptoms, and share information about other forms of hydrocephalus.
I attended HACONNECT and hoped it would be an educational experience and it was, but it was also much more. Here are my top ten takeaways.
A few months ago, I noticed that my balance was deteriorating so I mentioned it to my GP at my annual physical. He immediately ordered a CT scan and more Physical Therapy.
I recommend finding an activity to help you challenge both your mind and body, and have fun while doing it!
Trish was diagnosed with NPH in 2015 and had shunt surgery then. Thanks to the surgery and several kinds of therapy, Trish is now back to doing what she loves, including a killer step aerobics class at her gym and singing with her husband in a community chorus
It’s important to know that you’re not alone as you deal with hydrocephalus. The Hydrocephalus Association’s Community Network provides localized support, education and empowerment through community.
This part of the interview touches on neuropsychology, debunking some misunderstandings about cognitive therapy (CT), some advice Olivia had for NPH patients and spreading the word about CT.
This is the first part of Trish’s interview with cognitive therapist Olivia Bell. It covers who benefits from CT, how to find a therapist, and how to get the most out of the therapy appointments.
By the time Trish was diagnosed with NPH and had shunt surgery, she had lost her ability to walk unaided, so her neurosurgeon gave her a prescription for physical therapy.