PSP, CBD, MSA
Other neurodegenerative diseases include progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (10 to 10:30 Coffee Social) at The Isle at Cedar Ridge, 2200 S. Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park 78613 https://www.integratedseniorlifestyles.com/senior-living/tx/cedar-park/isle-at-cedar-ridge/Contact Judi Nudelman at 512-301-2268