normal pressure hydrocephalus

Brain Awareness Week: Pt. 1, The Anatomy & Physiology of the Brain

The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiative launched Brain Awareness Week (BAW) back in 1996. The Hydrocephalus Association proudly partners with the Dana Foundation for this global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. This global coalition of BAW partners includes more than 2000 universities, K-12 schools, hospitals, patient groups, museums, […]

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Hydrocephalus Support Groups Thrive

By Jennifer Bechard, Support Group Liaison Hydrocephalus Association Support Groups are off to a great start this year.  Each week, we are receiving calls or e-mails from enthusiastic, driven individuals determined to help others who are dealing with the challenges of hydrocephalus. Every child, adolescent, adult and family member has a different story but there […]

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New NPH Booklet Released

The Hydrocephalus Association’s Support and Education department is committed to keeping our hydrocephalus related educational materials updated. When you consider the scope of the material, booklets, fact sheets, directories, webpages and other e-resources, etc., you can appreciate that this is a process that never truly ends. So, whenever we begin to run out of a […]

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Team Hydro Takes Their Goggles to Chicago

On August 20th, 2011 Team Hydro will participate in the first annual Lake Michigan Sharkfest Swim in downtown Chicago. The team will race in memory of Kate Finlayson, who passed away in November of 2010 from complications related to her hydrocephalus. Funds raised from the team’s efforts support the Kate Finlayson Memorial Research Grant which […]

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National Memory Screening Day

by Karima Roumila, HA Community Programs Director One of the symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) is memory difficulties. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) has initiated a National Memory Screening Day.  According to AFA, this event was first introduced in November of 2003 and since then it became a national event that occurs every […]

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Hydrocephalus Association CEO on Her First WALK

by Laurene McKillop, PhD What better kind of day to walk than a bright, late summer day, crispy cool in the morning and warming up as the Walk proceeds?  “Crispy cool” lets you know that I wasn’t on the east coast:  this was the Detroit Walk, held on August 7th, 2010. I arrived early, along […]

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Dr. Joseph Madsen Blogs on Translational Research

If you want to understand better how basic scientific research produces better clinical outcomes, be sure to read Dr. Madsen’s article, “A Very Narrow Bridge:  Translational Research.”  Dr. Madsen, a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, directs a lab at the Children’s Hospital of Boston, where he treats children with hydrocephalus.  He spoke […]

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The Night Before Walk

by Randi Corey, HA Director of Special Events ‘Twas the night before Walk and all it entails Walk Chairs all over were pacing and biting their nails. Although the site was set up with care they wished – and wondered “Would the walkers be there?” “And will the weather be sunny and bright?” “Or, will […]

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