Between 9 and 13 percent of residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities are likely mis-diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and can be cured. Anthony Marmarou with the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia and his colleagues investigated how common it is to find buildup of fluid in the brain among clients in assisted-living and extended-care facilities. [1]  Known as idiopathic (unknown cause) normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), this condition mimics the behavior of Alzheimer’s disease. Normal-pressure hydrocephalus occurs when there is a restriction in the spaces that hold fluid deep inside the brain, resulting in pressure build-up  ...  (to read more)

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