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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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.