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It took 20 years for a man to finally be correctly diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus. During that time he was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s. NPH is a condition where spinal fluid builds up in the brain and is alleviated simply by draining the fluid. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s are irrational behavior, disorientation and forgetfulness. Symptoms of NPH are a shuffling walk, mild memory loss and often incontinence. Researchers claim that over 35,000 people are believed to have misdiagnosed NPH. NPH sufferers are usually misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s for an average of 7 to 9 years. NPH can be detected with a scan or spinal tap.
About: Man spends 20 years believing he has Alzheimer’s
Date: 19 May 2005
Author: Steve Horrell
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