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  • Movement Disorders Program

  • Overlook Hospital, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-522-6144
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • More Information: Research: 908-598-7991
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Center

  • Overlook Hospital, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-522-4983
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Learning About Movement Disorders

Atlantic Neuroscience Institute’s Movement Disorders Program at Overlook Medical Center helps patients manage neurological movement disorders – conditions in the brain that affect the body’s speed, fluency, quality and ease of mobility.

Signs and symptoms of movement disorders vary and may depend upon the severity of the disease or condition. Some cause excessive, spontaneous movement, while others may reduce mobility or cause abnormal involuntary motion.

Movement disorders can be caused by age, certain medications, stroke or hereditary factors, and are associated with the following diseases and disorders:

Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

NPH occurs when a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (fluid inside the brain) expands the brain’s fluid-filled cavities, putting pressure on the brain which can cause dementia. Symptoms of NPH may be similar to those for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Although it can be found in people of any age, it is most common in elderly populations.

Most patients will have a combination of three kinds of symptoms:

  • Walking (gait) problem – slow, short-stepped, shuffling, unsteady
  • Memory loss – and other thinking problems (dementia)
  • Urinary problem – urgency, frequency or incontinence

The symptoms of NPH can be reversed with proper diagnosis and treatment.

 

Additional Movement Disorder Educational Resources

  • Movement Disorders Program

  • Overlook Hospital, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-522-6144
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • More Information: Research: 908-598-7991
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Center

  • Overlook Hospital, Fifth Floor
  • Phone: 908-522-4983
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Morristown, NJ 07960
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99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
908-522-2000

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175 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-2121

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97 West Parkway
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
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651 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
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100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
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