The project Glymphatic system - a factor in dementia development is about moving forward with methods to investigate the Glymphatic system in humans. Hopefully this will be new tools for diagnoses and treatments, says Anders Eklund, professor at Umeå University and project manager. The research group is already a world leader in research on hydrocephalus, which is a disease with disturbance of pressure and flow in the cerebrospinal fluid system. Within this work, advanced methods have been created to investigate the cerebrospinal fluid system in patients.
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) has made several very informative videos on YouTube where they interview experts on the theme of Adult hydrocephalus, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) under the title “Ask the Expert – Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)”.
Link to YouTube:
Ask the Expert series:
NPH Episode 1: Dementia or NPH?
Thousands of patients with curable brain condition 'may be languishing in care homes after being wrongly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease'
About 20,000 Britons are thought to have normal pressure hydrocephalus
The condition is caused by fluid becoming trapped on the brain
Richard Edwards, neurosurgeon, said doctors often mistake the illness for dementia, which has similar symptoms
By STEPHEN ADAMS, HEALTH CORRESPONDENT OF THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
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Tackling the similar but treatable ‘normal pressure hydrocephalus’ would advance public health.......This patient asked for a second opinion and got in contact with the neurosurgeon responsible for NPH patients in Queen Square, London, Laurence Watkins and then got the correct diagnosis and treatment. Link here. (If the article do not show, google: I was misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease Financial Times)