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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

PSP is rare, affecting approximately 5 to 6 people per 100,000. It is a neurodegenerative condition that affects movement, balance and vision.

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About PSP

Sufferers of PSP usually develop the first signs in their early 60s, although some may exhibit symptoms when in their 40s. Common symptoms include a loss of balance, vision problems, stiffness, difficulties swallowing and depression. Some of the symptoms are very similar to those of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and therefore PSP is often misdiagnosed.

For more in-depth information about symptoms, causes and treatments, please visit the NHS website.