This time last year my wife was in a brace (for 3 months) due to a fall that broke her T12 vertebra. It's a common experience that PSP progresses faster when a sufferer has a major event like a fall/broken bones/UTI/aspiration pneumonia/other infections/medication side effects/surgery etc (I will not go into the reasons here).
My wife deteriorated and could barely walk. From that time on she has ALWAYS had to be assisted by me in all transfers, using a heavy duty Zimmer frame. She became essentially wheelchair bound.
However, I am going to call this past year "a plateau", because all other symptoms have been reasonably stable or have only mildly progressed. This, to me, is a "Christmas gift".
I also consider I have another gift .........the support from all those who share on this forum!
I have no idea what the New Year will bring (coming possibly into her 6th year with PSP symptom onset). So, we'll face the challenges of each day as they present themselves. My wife has a strong Christian faith, and this Christmas season will crystallise for her the hope its message brings.
As carers and sufferers on this forum, may I sincerely wish you all "a good a Christmas as possible" under the circumstances we find ourselves.