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Corticobasal degeneration (CBD) is a frontotemporal dementia. It is a rare condition where brain cells become damaged over time and certain sections of the brain start to shrink. It is a progressive condition. This means that the initial symptoms will become more severe over time, and new symptoms may also develop.
Initial symptoms of CBD include
- sudden difficulties in controlling certain limbs
- loss of balance and co-ordination
As the condition progresses, symptoms become more wide ranging and troublesome, such as
- muscle spasms and stiffness
- ongoing decline of mental functions (dementia)
- difficulties swallowing food and liquid
- difficulties speaking
For more information and support, contact the PSP Association website.