When John Searle started to fall down and lose his memory, he thought it was the early signs of dementia. But it turns out he has a rare – and often undiagnosed – condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus. The good news is it’s treatable.
A few years ago, John Searle thought his life as he knew it was over.
His body had slowly stopped working. He had trouble walking, he was falling down, he had bad short-term memory and, at 69, he was incontinent.
It was a pattern of decline the retired Canadian engineer from Brantford, Ontario was all too familiar with. His own sister had died of Alzheimer’s in her 50s. His father had died of dementia in his early 80s. So he began to start