PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) is a degenerative illness that destroys nerve cells in the brain, mostly affecting people in their 60s and 70s. People with PSP often have problems getting the care and support they need because many doctors, nurses and other health professionals have never encountered PSP, or even heard of it. As the disease progresses and becomes more disabling, carers (usually elderly themselves) are often overwhelmed by the burden of looking after a loved one.
There is no cure for PSP, or any effective treatment, but there is still a lot we can do to help people with PSP and their carers obtain the best possible care and support, and maintain their quality of life for as long as possible.
We provide Specialist Care Advisors, local support groups, telephone and email Helplines, Volunteer Befrienders and promote and fund research to find a treatment or cure for PSP.
No one should have to face PSP on their own. Your support will help us make sure there is always help available.
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