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Like Father, Like Son: An NPH Journey

One man watched his father decline into a state of confusion until diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Then he found himself traveling the same road.

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Health System Takes Steps to Educate Medical Professionals on Often Misdiagnosed Brain Condition

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.

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Chicago Med

Chicago Med Raises Awareness of Treatable Dementia

On November 24, 2015, NBC’s Chicago Med aired an episode which highlighted Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), often referred to as a treatable dementia.

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The Miami Herald Raises Awareness of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

When our traditional notions of aging can cloud our ability to ask questions early and often for our loved ones…

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US News and World Report NPH Article

U.S. News & World Report Features Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Is it dementia or Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. U.S. News & World Report reports on the importance of proper diagnosis of this treatable dementia.

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FoxNews Is it dementia?

FOX News Educates the Public on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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.

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Study Could Lead to Treatments for TBI and Neurodegenerative Disorders

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.

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Dick Wagner at Detroit Hydrocephalus Association WALK

A Sad Farewell to a Rock Legend and HA Advocate: Dick Wagner

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 […]

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Dick Wagner at the Hydrocephalus Association Detroit WALK 2013

A Sad Farewell to a Rock Legend and HA Advocate: Dick Wagner

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.

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New Book on NPH Sights Considerable Savings with Proper Diagnosis

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.

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Experts in Brain Function Decry Lack of Care for Treatable Dementia Patients

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.

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National Hydrocephalus Conference 2014

2014 Conference Update – NPH Track Highlights

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 […]

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National Hydrocephalus Conference 2014

2014 Conference Update – Preliminary Schedule Now Available!

The Hydrocephalus Association staff is happy to announce the release of our preliminary schedule for our upcoming 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, Community. Clarity. Cure., July 9-11, 2014, in Portland, OR.

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What if it isn’t Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s? Understanding 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.

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NEW Hydrocephalus Educational Webinar Launch

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!

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Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Featured in The Saturday Evening Post

An article in The Saturday Evening Post plays an important role in educating the public and raising awareness about the form of hydrocephalus called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus or NPH, often referred to as the reversible form of dementia.

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Water on the Brain?

TTC Advisory Council Member Madeleine Darowiche shares her recent experience with her mom and a man with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: Six Years After My Shunt Was Installed

In this two part blog, Gilda Katz opens by sharing her journey of being diagnosed with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and the importance of her interactions with the Hydrocephalus Association. A must read for individuals living with NPH, recently diagnosed with NPH, or concerned about symptoms of memory loss, confusion, incontinence, and a troubling gait.

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Obama Proposes BRAIN Initiative

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.

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Online Presentation: Could Your Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Diagnosis Really Be NPH?

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.

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A Guitar Rock Legend Builds Awareness of 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.

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Wall Street Journal Reports on 70 Year Old Indiana Man’s Misdiagnosis of NPH

The Wall Street Journal shares the story of 70-year-old Jasper “J.D.” Cain, misdiagnosed with Parkinson’s disease but  ultimately receives diagnosis of NPH. To read the full article, click here.

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