In the United States, the standard treatment for idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients is a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). But a new study explores the effectiveness of lumboperitoneal shunts (LPS), which have also been shown to improve iNPH symptoms and are widely used in Japan.
Dorothy Sorlie spent months suffering with debilitating symptoms until finally being diagnosed with NPH. Now she educates others about this little-known condition.
Individuals Diagnosed with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Show Improved Quality of Life after Shunting
A new study found that shunting improved quality of life for people living with Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH).
In the 3rd installment of our Meet the Innovator Awardees Blog Series, we interviewed Dr. Joel Geerling, one of four scientists who received our 2019 Innovator Award, and Maggie Tish, who works in Dr. Geerling’s lab. They delve deeper into their fascinating research on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).
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.
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.
Patients diagnosed with idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH) are typically treated by having a shunt placed surgically. A new clinical trial will determine whether or not shunts are an effective form of treatment for iNPH patients.
After struggling with a declining interest in activities that she loved, decreasing mobility, and urinary incontinence, Dorothy Sorlie was finally diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH). A recent article in the Leader-Telegram detailed her journey.
A study from Yale School of Medicine looked at the personal experiences of people diagnosed with idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (iNPH).
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.
Dr. Thomas Beez and Dr. Hans-Jakob Steiger from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Düsseldorf, Germany have developed a new health care quality metric for shunt surgeries.
HA is pleased to announce some of the brightest minds in the field who are generously offering their time, expertise and talent in planning the 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus
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
A recently published study attempts to shed light on the long term outcomes of untreated iNPH by examining mortality rates, risk of dementia, and symptom progression in individuals with ventricular enlargement.
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.
HA is proud to fund the AHCRN as they move research from bench to bedside to find new treatments, preventions and cures for adults living with hydrocephalus and NPH.
Arthur DiPatri, MD, announced as the Medical Honoree of the Chicago Hydrocephalus Association WALK on Saturday, September 27, at the Lincoln Park South Rowing Lagoon.
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.
The Core Data Project of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network (AHCRN) has enrolled nearly 200 patients since in late 2014.
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.
Is it dementia or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. U.S. News & World Report reports on the importance of proper diagnosis of this treatable 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 […]
The Hydrocephalus Association is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the recognition of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) as a distinct medical syndrome through the journeys of members of our hydrocephalus community on the road to proper diagnosis and treatment of this life-altering condition.
In the 1960s, a treatable form of dementia was a controversial claim. One man questioned things that others were simply content to accept, and to bring it into the real world as a clinically diagnosable and, more importantly a treatable syndrome known as Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Who was Dr. Salomon Hakim?
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.