Rev. Billy Graham...bringing a familiar face to hydrocephalus
Posted Oct 13 2009 10:06pm
Hydrocephalus is diagnosed daily in our elderly. As their body's decrease in the amount of calcium and their bodies change the brain over compensates for these changes and makes more spinal fluid causing systems much like those in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Several years back Reverend Billy Graham was diagnosed with Parkinson's as his gate got worse and tremors made it harder to do normal daily things. He was accepting his condition when a brain scan revealed what is called normal pressure hydrocephalus. Which at the time I am sure Rev. Graham did not think anything could help his deterioration condition. But with the new diagnosis a shunt greatly improve his condition. He has had 2 revisions to date but it has been reported his quality of life has greatly improved.