Sunday, September 16, 2012

W cubed

There have been a number of recent new articles and reports about a medical condition called Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH), and other conditions, as being misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease.

The reports emphasize that in 30% of the time, doctors get it wrong, saying a patient has Alzheimer's when the patient really does not.

There's a specific treatment available for NPH that helps in some cases.

The big three to remember for NPH are: dementia (memory concerns), ataxia (trouble walking) and urinary incontinence-also more easily remembered by the phrase "wacky, wobbly and wet (W cubed)."

Other conditions include small silent strokes, depression, vitamin deficiency, medication side effects or alcoholism.

This is good stuff to consider and for you to remember...if your memory is still intact!

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