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Unread 04-20-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Question Confusion before AND after shunt insertion

My mum is 69 and has had Alzheimers like symptoms for about 8 years. We started with GP's, the specialist physician and eventually neurologists and all concluded that she had Alzheimers. 4 weeks ago we took her to a neuro surgeon who diagnosed her with hydroencephalus and three weeks ago she had a shunt inserted. We have seen some improvement, but not major. She is still very confused, talks a lot about relative who have died and often thinks that she is not at home when she is. Do you think the operation was a failure - is it still early days. It's hard not to get discouraged - has anyone experienced this ???Could it be side effects of the meds ? She is on anti depressants (Wellbutrin - we changed from Lamicitin and saw a marked improvement in confusion levels), Lexotan (sedative) , Nootropil, and Parkilyne
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I am not a neurologist, but I think some more time may show
more improvements. Everyone is different.

You can try Googling "Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus outcomes"
and see what you find.
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