PSP is a rare, progressive neurological disorder characterized by frequent falls, slurred speech, memory problems, and changes in personality. Because it is so uncommon, PSP is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s Disease. In fact, only approximately six per every 100,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with PSP.
Symptoms of PSP can be wide-ranging and may include the following:
- Loss of balance (causing falls)
- Problems moving one’s eyes up and down
- Difficulty swallowing and speaking
- Voice changes and the slowing of movements
- Problems with memory
- Changes in mood, behavior, and thinking