Progressive Supranuclear Palsy: Information for patients and families
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A fact sheet on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, including what it is and how to manage the symptoms
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is a rare condition that affects the brain. It has a wide range of symptoms, but few people experience them all and symptoms vary person to person.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy affects approximately 6.5 per 100,000 people. The number of people affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is similar to Motor Neuron Disease.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy is difficult to diagnose. It can be confused with Parkinson’s Disease especially early on when the symptoms can be similar.
Multiple System Atrophy has a wide range of symptoms, but few people experience them all and symptoms vary person to person.
It is a progressive condition which means the symptoms tend to get worse over time.
Symptoms may include:
Researchers are looking for a cure for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. There are many therapies or strategies that can help manage symptoms, but no proven medication or surgery therapy at this stage.
Services that may help in managing symptoms include:
Speak to your GP about different services you may need. Contact Parkinson’s SA for information and support to anyone affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
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