For people with PSP getting a correct diagnosis is challenging, with 30%* incorrectly diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Even after referral to a neurologist more than a third (35%) had to wait over a year for a confirmed diagnosis, with 17% having to wait more than two years.
People with PSP deserve to receive a correct diagnosis first time. We are calling on neurologists, geriatricians and other healthcare professionals to do just one small thing to support PSP Awareness Week. Please watch our animated Vice President, Professor Sir Colin Blakemore’s personal appeal to medical professionals, to get the diagnosis right and help patients achieve the best possible quality of life.