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The Doctors TV Show | Niemann-pick Type C disease | Gavin Lopez

The Doctors TV Show | Niemann-pick Type C disease | Gavin Lopez

Gavin and His Mother’s Heartbreaking Story Kristen and Fernando Lopez have 3 children from Little Elm, Texas. Gavin there oldest son has Niemann-Pick Type C disease. Recently they were on the TV show The Doctors talking about their guilt about having a child with Niemann-Pick Type C. […]

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NNPDF COLLABORATIVE STUDY – KAREN QUANDT, RN, MN

Karen Quandt is the Board Chair for the NNPDF.org.  A few years back she was completing a study about neurodegenerative disease in family members of patients with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC). There differently is a relationship between NPC and other diseases. At this given time ,the current […]

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Why refer to it as the “Childhood Alzheimer’s”?

Why refer to it as the “Childhood Alzheimer’s”?

You possibly can recall someone you knew that suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Currently 5.3 million Americans are living with this progressive and fatal brain disease with no cure (www.Alz.org). Alzheimer’s is progressively devastating in how it destroys brain cells, causes loss of memory (progressive dementia), and problems […]

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Dementia in Our Kids – The Uninvited Thief

Dementia in Our Kids – The Uninvited Thief

Dementia, who was the thief that thought up this bright idea? Sorry honey, what did you say again? OK that might be a case of selective hearing. We’ve all have had family or known people who have suffered with this horrible symptom. DementiaWhen you mention dementia, Alzheimer’s comes to mind or we all tend to think of an elderly person with their hands on their head not able to remember out of frustration pounding the table with their fists. STOP!… WAIT!… Did you know our children can suffer from dementia too?

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Dementia. It changes your life.

“Dementia is something that is usually associated with older people. However, children, teenagers and young adults can experience dementia as a result of a number of rare diseases and conditions. Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC) is an example of one of these diseases, and one of its main symptoms is dementia.” (Hinton et al, 2005)

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