Gait disorder is the cardinal sign of normal pressure hydrocephalus: a case study.

@article{Fraser2007GaitDI,
  title={Gait disorder is the cardinal sign of normal pressure hydrocephalus: a case study.},
  author={John J Fraser and Cira Fraser},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses},
  year={2007},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={
          132-4, 192
        }
}
Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is one of the few reversible causes of dementia in older adults and accounts for approximately 6% of all dementias. The cardinal sign of NPH is a hypokinetic gait disorder in which the older adult's feet look as though they are glued to the floor. The gait also has been described as magnetic. People with NPH also may have mild dementia and bladder and bowel incontinence. A 78-year-old man exhibited symptoms of NPH for at least 4 years before being diagnosed… CONTINUE READING