Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)

Also known as: Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome, Nuchal dystonia dementia syndrome, PSP
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a rare degenerative neurological disorder characterized by loss of balance and impaired walking; loss of control of voluntary eye movement, especially in the downward direction; abnormal muscle tone (rigidity); speech difficulties (dysarthria); and problems related to swallowing and eating (dysphagia). Affected individuals frequently experience personality changes and cognitive impairment.
Providence Cognitive Assessment Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment plans for early changes in cognition associated with aging and brain injury.  We are actively engaged in clinical trials to slow patients' memory decline. We treat more people with memory disorders than any other health system in Oregon.