Underexplored cause of dementia may be diagnosed with simple walking test

Written by Abigail Sawyer, Future Science Group

Researchers from Ludwig Maximilian University (Munich, Germany) have now established a simple walking test to differentiate between idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). iNPH is a root of dementia, caused by excess fluid in the brain. It can sometimes be reversed, however, is often misdiagnosed as its symptoms are similar to PSP, which is caused by damage to nerve cells in the brain, rendering it incurable. “It is important that people with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus are accurately diagnosed so they can be treated, and their health can improve,” explained study author, Charlotte Selge (Ludwig Maximilian...

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