Hydrocephalus is a chronic neurological condition that impacts over 1 million Americans, from infants to seniors. There is no cure but there are effective treatments to manage the condition.
This webinar on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus discusses how the diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus can be missed and how it can be made. The webinar was 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.
Without proper identification of a medical condition like hydrocephalus, common symptoms, such as headaches, dizziness, sleepiness and vomiting can be misdiagnosed and appropriate care could be jeopardized or delayed.
Business trips, vacations, long weekends away, cruises, family reunions – life is meant to be lived and there are various reasons for travelling away from home and our doctors. Being prepared when you travel is one way to ease your mind about any possible emergency situations that could arise in relation to your hydrocephalus or any other unplanned incident..
It is important to be an active participant in the decision making process about the necessary care for you or your loved one. Preparing for the visit will help you get the information you need and facilitate the communication between you and your healthcare provider.