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14 okt 2019

'There was no hope': Treatable disease often mistaken for Alzheimer's! LINK to read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49375308 By Robin Levinson-King, BBC News, Toronto 

5 sep 2019

Projektet Glymfatiska systemet - en faktor vid demensutveckling handlar om att komma vidare med metoder för att undersöka det glymfatiska systemet på människor. Förhoppningsvis ska detta ge vården nya verktyg för diagnos och behandling, säger Anders Eklund, professor vid Umeå universitet och projektledare. Forskargruppen är sedan tidigare världsledande inom forskning på hydrocefalus som är en sjukdom med störning av tryck och flöden i cerebrospinalvätskesystemet. Inom det arbetet har man skapat avancerade metoder för undersökning av cerebrospinalvätskesystemet på patienter.

29 maj 2019

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:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAYKANaEHonmRSXAnlyDyZv8WEGt46uhh

 

Ask the Expert series:

NPH Episode 1: Dementia or NPH?

3 maj 2019

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

 

17 apr 2019

 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)