A 31-year-old member asked:
What can i do if my mother was diagnosed with dementia. how do i tell the difference between this and nhp?
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Geriatric Psychiatry 32 years experience
Wet,wabbly,and wild: The changes in clinical presentation for nph are often considered in the context of the mnemonic-"wet, wobbly, and wild"
this representes a triad of signs that are helpful but not diagnostic.
Wet= incont. Of urine
wobbly= gait changes(unsteadiness in ambulation)
wild= personality and/or behavioral changes.
This triad progresses at a variable rate and not all three are needed to have nph.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2016
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