My father was diagnosed in August 2016 with PSP, having initially been diagnosed with Parkinsons in May 2015. Since August he deteriorated so fast, initially with walking and speech, and then with swallowing. In November he was admitted to hospital with breathing problems. He was there for almost 5 weeks where his swallowing got worse so that he was barely eating. Food started going straight to his lungs which caused pneumonia and he had to be aspirated a number of times. The hospital could do no more and discharged him to a nursing home where he died a week before Christmas. He was a shadow of his former self, unable to speak but still able to understand what was being said. The family take comfort in the fact that he is now at peace and no longer has to fight this horrible disease. We all miss him so much.