normal pressure hydrocephalus
A certain type of hydrocephalus can cause a person to lose the ability to walk and talk normally. And because the symptoms are similar to dementia or Parkinson’s, it’s a condition that can be easily overlooked. But if doctors properly diagnose N.P.H. , they can often reverse it.
Angel Raynoso spent his 30th birthday in the hospital. The day before, he’d had a seizure, was rushed to intensive care and had emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Older Americans around the country are being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus can display similar symptoms, but is treatable.
Researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning) can improve attention and executive functioning in brain injury survivors including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke.
The Knights on the Go Cafe was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. It features a harness system for helping people with limited mobility.
Approximately 10% of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia are living with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Why is it so often mis- or undiagnosed?
The Greenville Health System (GHS) Neurological Institute will host a symposium on normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), taking bold steps forward to raise awareness and knowledge about NPH to the medical professionals serving as the first line of defense for early and proper diagnosis.
Finding a cure for hydrocephalus will take our commitment, determination, and perseverance—the very things we demand of hydrocephalus patients every single day.
On November 24, 2015, NBC’s Chicago Med aired an episode which highlighted Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), often referred to as a treatable dementia.
The Core Data Project of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN) has enrolled nearly 200 patients since in late 2014.
The largest hydrocephalus patient advocacy organization, the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), selects Diana Gray as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead an aggressive growth strategy.
HydroAssist™ will allow hydrocephalus patients to record and access their full hydrocephalus treatment history on their smartphones and tablets.
On October 15, the Hydrocephalus Association will hold its annual Vision Dinner to raise crucial funds to kick-start a breakthrough initiative aimed at curing hydrocephalus.
Saint Louis Science Center’s James S. McDonnell Planetarium Lighting for Hydrocephalus Awareness will take place on September 18, 2015, at sunrise and sunset.
In honor of National Hydrocephalus Awareness Month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims September 9, Hydrocephalus Awareness Day in Chicago.
Hydrocephalus Association CEO Dawn Mancuso shares the aggressive strategic plan adopted by the Board of Directors that will guide the work of HA over the next 5 years – our Roadmap to a Cure.
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On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Grey’s Anatomy aired an episode which highlighted Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and raised awareness of a “treatable dementia.”
Clinical studies are often reported in the news, but how do you know if the study is strong? Dr. Koschnitzky describes how to interpret the results of a study.
Is it dementia or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. U.S. News & World Report reports on the importance of proper diagnosis of this treatable dementia.
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) with its allies on Capitol Hill is celebrating this “first,” as hydrocephalus is named an eligible condition.
The Hydrocephalus Association would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Clay Matthews and Alison Sweeney for their generous donations for Hydrocephalus Challenges.