Approximately 10% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia are living with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Why is it so often mis- or undiagnosed?
On November 24, 2015, NBC’s Chicago Med aired an episode which highlighted Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), often referred to as a treatable dementia.
University of North Carolina has been awarded a grant to fund a study for neurotoxin action. Lead Scientist Dr. Bahr hopes the recent grants will push forward traumatic brain injury program and Alzheimer’s research.
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Grey’s Anatomy aired an episode which highlighted Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and raised awareness of a “treatable dementia.”
Is it dementia or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. U.S. News & World Report reports on the importance of proper diagnosis of this treatable dementia.
With it’s recent story on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Fox News plays an important role in our continued efforts to educate the public and raise awareness about hydrocephalus and normal pressure hydrocephalus to a large national audience.
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries that could lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Reporter Peter King with Newsday interviews Dr. Norman Relkin about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and the difficulties with discerning between it and Alzheimer’s.
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Dick Wagner from respiratory failure following a cardiac procedure two weeks earlier. He was a rock legend, a gentleman living with NPH and advocating for awareness, and a friend of HA. “On behalf of the board of directors and staff […]
It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Dick Wagner from respiratory failure following a cardiac procedure two weeks earlier. He was a rock legend, a gentleman living with NPH and advocating for awareness, and a friend of HA.
Dr. Daniele Rigamonte, director of the Department of Neurosurgery’s stereotactic radiosurgery at Johns Hopkins, shares his vast knowledge of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus in a newly published book, “Adult Hydrocephalus.” In the book he sites a 2007 study he led that highlights the potential national cost savings to proper timely diagnosis of NPH by the medical community.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing a device that they hope will restore memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, and other neurological conditions.
50 years after his father first recognized and treated normal pressure hydrocephalus, Dr. Carlos Hakim is partnering with the Hydrocephalus Association and other clinicians on a mission to advocate for screening and proper diagnosis of the estimated 375,000 Americans suffering with this treatable form of dementia.
By Jennifer Bechard Johnson, Education Manager There is something for everyone at our 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus. We are happy to announce that this year’s conference will have a special track of programming dedicated to meeting the needs of the normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) population. Here is a preview of what our conference has to […]
Fox 10 News Phoenix airs a powerful interview with famous rock musician Dick Wagner about his long road to receiving the proper diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
The Hydrocephalus Association’s first webinar on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus is now available online! “What if it isn’t Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?” held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, with 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.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Weekly features a news piece by Dr. Holly Phillips of CBS 2 New York on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and how it is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s.
The Hydrocephalus Association is pleased to announce our 2013 Education and Support webinar series! In this first webinar, Dr. Michael Williams, Medical Director of the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain and Spine Institute at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, will discuss how the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus can be missed, and how it can be made. Register today!
National Public Radio Boston affiliate WBUR’s Here and Now host, Robin Young, interviews Dr. Mark Johnson, neurosurgeon and head of the Adult Hydrocephalus Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, about Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
Boston Globe health reporter, Kay Lazar, shares the story of Jim Lambert’s journey of misdiagnosed Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, after an initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Continuing with our Mentored Young Investigator (MYI) blog series, we want to highlight one of the 2009 recipients, Dana Moore, Ph.D. Her study entitled, “Quantitative measurement of ventricular volume and cortical atrophy to improve diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH),” aimed to improve diagnosis of NPH through imaging. NPH is a chronic neurological disorder in adults. […]
President Obama proposed $100 million in funding for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, Initiative with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the functioning of the brain to in turn find better treatment options for a range of brain disorders.
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center hosts a recorded presentation by Dr. Dong H. Kim, director of the Mischer Neuroscience Institute and chief of neurosurgery, detailing the diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Everyday Health reports on the story of Judy Russell who was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s for her memory loss. She was later diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
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.
Writing for the New York Times in a two-part series, Dr. P. Murali Doraiswamy, a psychiatry professor at Duke University Medical Center and an author of “The Alzheimer’s Action Plan” answers reader’s questions about Alzheimer’s Disease and addresses misdiagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
Today’s article in Parade Magazine, What If Grandpa Doesn’t Really Have Alzheimer’s?, plays an important role in our quest to educate the public about the form of hydrocephalus called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus or NPH. While the condition was identified over 50 years ago, there is little research into the condition, which so far is the only known reversible form of dementia but it is often mistaken for Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease.