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Progressive supranuclear palsy
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a frontotemporal dementia. It is characterised by difficulties with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. It is caused by progressive damage to the cells in the brain that control eye movements.
It affects around 4,000 people in the UK. Some also experience changes in their behaviour, clumsiness or stiffness and cramped handwriting. Because its initial symptoms can resemble other conditions such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, it can be difficult to diagnose.
For further information and support, visit the PSP Association website.
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