Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
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)