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A diagnosis turned on its head

A man’s symptoms appeared to signal Alzheimer’s, but doctors found it was something else: a treatable disorder caused by excess fluid on the brain

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

NPH is a type of hydrocephalus that usually occurs in older adults, causing symptoms similar to dementia.

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