26.10.2012 New Support Group for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

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The next meeting of the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association will take place on Tuesday 6th November 2012 from 12 to 2pm in the Mater Misericordiae Centre for Nurse Education, Ground Floor, Classroom 4, Nelson Street, Dublin 7. (opposite the Eccles St entrance to the hospital).

The PSPA is dedicated to helping people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and Cortico Basel Degeneration (CBD). PSP and CBD are terminal neurodegenerative brain diseases. Their causes are unknown. PSP symptoms include backward falls and problems with vision while CBD initially affects only one side of the body. They progressively rob people of their ability to walk, talk, see or swallow. Both PSP and CBD are difficult to diagnose in their early stages. There is no treatment and no cure for either condition. It is estimated that around 10,000 people have PSP.

The PSP Association relies totally on voluntary donations. The Dublin Support Group is open to all, whether you are affected by PSP/CBD now, are a past carer, want to raise funds and awareness or want to lend a hand to the group.


The November meeting will be attended by Brian Magennis PSP/CBD Nurse Specialist at the Dublin Neurological Institute.

Further details of the meeting can be obtained by contacting Jim at 01 8735020 e mail jimlogue8@gmail.com or Caroline at 01 8383606, e mail dooley.martyn@gmail.com

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