The Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (PSPA) supports families affected by Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) and those who care for them. PSP and CBD are little-known neurological diseases that can rob people of their ability to walk, talk, see and swallow. There is no treatment or cure. A lack of awareness means people are often misdiagnosed as having had a stroke, or having Parkinson’s.
As part of its awareness week, this week, PSPA is encouraging its supporters to take action by delivering a copy of its PSP Red Flags for GPs document to their local GP surgery or hospital.
Fergus Logan, PSPA’s Chief Executive said: 'An accurate diagnosis removes uncertainty and a sense of isolation for families. It also means they are able to access relevant health and social care services, receive information and support from PSPA and take part in our research projects if they wish.'
To find out more about the campaign, or to download a PSP Red Flags for GPs document visit their website.
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