PSP, CBD, MSA
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) are three Atypical Parkinsonisms.
Research has shown that there are important links between prime of life diseases and more common neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Click here for more info: https://www.psp.org/iwanttolearn/faq/ or visit the CurePSP facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/curepsp.foundation
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
Affects roughly 17,500 people in the United States, only 25% of whom are accurately diagnosed. Symptoms include loss of balance, changes in personality, weakened downward eye movements, slurred speech, and difficulty swallowing. Click here for more info: https://www.psp.org/iwanttolearn/progressive-supranuclear-palsy/
Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)
Affects 2,000-3,000 people in the United States, only 25% of whom are accurately diagnosed. Symptoms include difficulty with balance and speech, stiffness or clumsiness in upper or lower extremities, and dementia. Click here for more info: https://www.psp.org/iwanttolearn/corticobasal-degeneration/
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)
Affects roughly 13,000 people in the United States, only 25% of whom are accurately diagnosed. Symptoms include excessive changes in blood pressure when altering position (sitting, standing, lying down), impaired speech, and difficulty swallowing, breathing, and eating. Click here for more info: https://www.psp.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/MSA-SOME-ANSWERS-BROCH_PAGES_WEB-9.19.17.pdf
All diseases lead to progressive decline, and although symptomatic treatment exists, there is no known cause or cure.
For more info see: https://www.psp.org
Local Support Group:
Austin CurePSP Support Group
This group focuses on families and patients diagnosed with PSP, CBD or MSA.
Meets the 4th Saturday of every month, 10:00-12:30 via Zoom. Contact Judi Nudelman at 512-964-1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org