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Old 01-28-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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.... also Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Another dementia cause is Adult Onset Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which IS diagnosable by an MRI or CAT scan of the Brain and is REVERSIBLE if caught in time. Unfortunately it is frequently misdiagnosed as AZ and by the time the correct diagnosis is made the dementia is there to stay as happened with my husband.
According to statisics I have seen, 15% of the residents in dementia facilities are misdiagnosed and actually have NPH. Some months ago 60 Minutes did a piece on this.
I wonder if any more doctors are even considering NPH as a possible cause for memory loss/dementia. It is so easy for the medical community to just assume AZ and prescribe a short term fix.
If any one detects a touch of bitterness they are correct.
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Re: .... also Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

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Another dementia cause is Adult Onset Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) which IS diagnosable by an MRI or CAT scan of the Brain and is REVERSIBLE if caught in time. Unfortunately it is frequently misdiagnosed as AZ and by the time the correct diagnosis is made the dementia is there to stay as happened with my husband.
According to statisics I have seen, 15% of the residents in dementia facilities are misdiagnosed and actually have NPH. Some months ago 60 Minutes did a piece on this.
I wonder if any more doctors are even considering NPH as a possible cause for memory loss/dementia. It is so easy for the medical community to just assume AZ and prescribe a short term fix.
If any one detects a touch of bitterness they are correct.
Beatrice
That's terrible. Of course you are bitter. I'm so sorry this happened.

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