I just wanted to introduce myself as I'm new here. My dad has PSP and has lived with it for about 5 years now. It's now progressed to the point where he can't walk more than 6 steps aided and is unable to speak. He's 70 and my mum is 69. I live very close to them so get to see them both and help out a lot also have a hubby, 2 teenagers 15 and nearly 18 a brother and an Auntie who live close and also help mum. It's especially hard for him and my kids they are very close. Before he got ill they would see each other at least 4 times a week and usually every day. My oldest is going to uni in September and will be at least 6 hours away I know there are times when she considers not going but she can't put her life on hold and he would be heartbroken if she tried to. I hope this makes some sense just typing it breaks my heart and I'm still getting used to the fact that other people in the world know about PSP as I feel like we describe it and the symptoms every 10 minutes of every day!
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