Hydrocephalus affects approximately 1 million Americans, in every stage of life, from infants to the elderly. It affects people in all walks of life, from every socioeconomic background. One out of every 1,000 babies are born with hydrocephalus, making it as common as Down’s syndrome and more common than spina bifida or brain tumors. Learn about signs, symptoms and treatment at Hackensack Meridian Health’s free ‘Living with Hydrocephalus’ event Saturday, November 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s HOPE Tower, 19 Davis Ave., Neptune, NJ.
Patients, caregivers, new parents and clinicians will learn about the condition from expert surgeons, clinicians and patients who are living with Hydrocephalus. Interactive open forums will be held, concerning children 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon, and concerning adults 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
For event details and to register, visit HackensackMeridianHealth.org/Hydrocephalus. Seating is limited and registration is recommended. Refreshments will be provided.