Surgical Treatment Of Dementia

Surgical Treatment Of Dementia

Almost one of every seven dementia patients has another disease that can easily be confused with Alzheimer’s disease. In these people together with forgetfulness; there is slowing down of walking, that is, walking with small steps without elevating the feet from the ground, and associated urinary incontinence.

If the presence of this disease is confirmed by a test to be done, dementia can then be reversed with a simple operation in two thirds of these patients. The operation to be performed is a shunt application, to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of the brain into the abdominal cavity through a thin tube that passes under the skin.

Of course, as always, the treatment of this disease depends on early diagnosis. So if your walking slows down with forgetfulness, apply to a neurosurgeon without losing any time.

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