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What is Hydrocephalus? An Overview

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.


Medical Alert IDs and Hydrocephalus

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.


Traveling with Hydrocephalus

Spring break trips, holiday vacations, studying abroad – all wonderful opportunities to learn and/or have fun. 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.

Hydrocephalus and vision loss

Papilledema, Vision Loss, and Hydrocephalus

Papilledema is an optic disc swelling that is secondary to elevated intracranial pressure around the brain associated with hydrocepahlus.The biggest concern with increased intracranial pressure is there is always the potential for visual loss secondary to the papilledema.

Bullying and hydrocephalus

NO to Bullying!

Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge Advisory Council member, Madeleine Darowiche, uses Bullying Prevention Month to talk about managing bullies in school.

Madeleine Darowiche

Have You Recently Been Diagnosed with Hydrocephalus?

Madeleine Darowiche offers words of advice to teens newly diagnosed with hydrocephalus in the monthly Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge blog.


Workplace Communication Tips for People Living with Disabilities

Good work communication is hard work for even the most experienced member of the workforce. It requires speaking clearly as well as listening and processing information. This article contains tips to help people who may have a difficulty communicating with supervisors about accommodations.

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