Patient Resources

A key part of CurePSP’s mission of care, consciousness, and cure is to provide all relevant, up-to-date information on prime of life brain diseases. These resources are for patients, families, and friends seeking to educate themselves, and others, about these diseases; the causes, the symptoms, the disease trajectory, treatments, management, etc. This information is sourced from credible peer-reviewed scientific sources only, and is updated as breakthroughs in our understanding of these diseases occur.

 

Brochure Catalogue

Thanks to the support of our donors, these brochures and educational pieces are available upon request, and are suitable for public and healthcare professionals. They can be viewed online, or printed at home from our website. Click on the images to find the online version to read, download or print.

Alternatively, please fill out this form to request and receive a package of these printed materials in the mail. These brochures would not be available if not for the support of our donors, please consider making a gift to ensure publications continue in future.

The PSP: Some Answers brochure is compiled by CurePSP board member and PSP expert, Dr. Larry Golbe. To view the brochure, click on the image to the left. The CBD: Some Answers brochure is compiled by CurePSP board member and CBD expert, Dr. Larry Golbe. To view the brochure, click on the image to the left.
The MSA: Some Answers brochure is an eleven page booklet compiled by CurePSP board member and MSA expert, Dr. Larry Golbe. To view the brochure, click on the image to the left. CurePSP supports the Mayo Clinic brain bank by financially assisting brain donations. The Mayo Clinic performs autopsies which can provide a sure and final diagnosis of the deceased.
This book is specifically for healthcare professionals, and outlines the various treatments available for symptoms of prime of life brain diseases. If your physician isn’t aware of PSP, ask us to send them this book. This book is our introduction to people unfamiliar with prime of life brain disease. From a real life story, to the tau protein, to research into treatment and a cure, this brochure tells CurePSP’s story.
CurePSP has printed medical alert cards for patients of PSP, CBD, and MSA. These cards explain the disease and the symptoms, and are vital in an emergency to convey the precise nature of the illness. These are available upon request. CurePSP has produced the ‘A Family’s Story’ video series, telling the story of families dealing with diagnosis of PSP, CBD, FTD, and MSA. Available in the Request for Information package or singly.
This video is a presentation by respected neurologist and CurePSP associate Dr. Stephen Reich. In the hour-long video, Dr. Riech explains the pathology and symptoms of the prime of life brain disorders. The PSP disease summary sheet is a single-page outline of the disease – description, definition and symptoms. A great resource to leave with your doctor.
The CBD disease summary sheet is a single-page outline of the disease – description, definition and symptoms. A great resource to leave with your doctor. The MSA disease summary sheet is a single-page outline of the disease – description, definition and symptoms. A great resource to leave with your doctor.
This short brochure outlines PSP, CBD, and MSA with general layperson descriptions. This short brochure outlines CurePSP’s mission of care, Consciousness, and Cure.
This comprehensive training manual is a step-by-step guide to facilitating your own support group, as part of our volunteer training program. This short brochure is designed to be left at clinics promoting the value of support groups, with space at the back for your own support group details.
  The PSP Connection Newsletter features the progress CurePSP is making on its mission of care, consciousness, and cure. Available by mail or free download. This article in the esteemed Scientific American explains why PSP is being targeted for research into curing Alzheimer’s Disease.
Our Annual Reports are available to the public and demonstrate how we spend our donors contributions on our mission of care, consciousness, and cure. The CurePSP funding brochure outlines the many ways you can get involved in the research into treatments and a cure for PSP.
The CurePSP Estate Planning Guide is a valuable tool that can help you organize your estate, and includes step-by-step instructions on creating and managing an estate plan.    

Talking With Your Doctor

This informative brochure was compiled by the NIH, to help you discuss important topics with your doctor. Click on the image to read the brochure, or download and print at home. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Finder

This useful tool will assist in finding a movement disorder specialist near you. 

A movement disorder specialist is a neurologist who has received additional training in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders including dystonia, chorea, tics and tremors. The benefit of seeing a movement disorder specialist, is that they are usually on the cutting-edge of knowledge and treatment of PD and other movement disorders and are often best equipped to tailor a plan of care for you and your specific needs.

Copyright 2014 by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Click Here To Use The Doctor Finder

The FTD Disorders Registry

The Registry is an online database to collect information from those affected by all types PSP, CBD, and related diseases. Persons diagnosed, (current/former) caregivers, family, and friends can join. As a member of the Registry, you can help us advance the science and move faster toward finding treatments and cures. Join the registry here. 

Useful Links

Federal Agencies & Institutions

National Institutes of Health 

National Institute of  Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

National Organization for Rare Disorders 

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Rehabilitation

American Occupational Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

LVST Global (specialized speech therapy, “LOUD”, and physical/occupational therapy, “BIG”, for movement disorders)

Parkinson’s Voice Project (specialized speech therapy, “SPEAK OUT!” and “The LOUD Crowd”)

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Complimentary Therapy

American Massage Therapy Association

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

In-Home Care

Griswold

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Social Security Administration

Compassionate Allowances for PSPCBD, and MSA

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Genetic Counselling

National Society of Genetic Counselling: The Find a Genetic Counselor directory offers access to over 3,300 genetic counselors (US and Canada). Check with your insurance company to verify coverage of genetic counseling, testing and authorized providers. For more information, visit AboutGeneticCounselors.com.

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Communication Devices

DynaVox / Mayer-Johnson

RESNA 

Luminaud

Saltillo

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Driving Safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Caregiver Advice

National Institute of Aging: Planning for Long-Term Care. You can never know for sure if you will need long-term care. Maybe you will never need it. But an unexpected accident, illness, or injury can change your needs, sometimes suddenly. The best time to think about long-term care is before you need it. Planning for the possibility of long-term care gives you time to learn about services in your community and what they cost. It also allows you to make important decisions while you are still able.

Next Step in Care provides easy-to-use guides to help family caregivers and health care providers work closely together to plan and implement safe and smooth transitions for chronically or seriously ill patients. The information on this page is for reference and educational purposes. There is no substitute for seeing your doctor.

The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. This searchable website is a first step for finding local agencies, in every U.S. community that can help older persons and their families access home and community-based services like transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. To speak to an Eldercare Locator information specialist call toll-free 1-800-677-1116 weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET). Spanish-speaking Information Specialists are on duty.

Care.com’s Senior Care Directory is free to anyone and everyone, and provides a comprehensive listing of resources by state in seven categories: housing resources, transportation resources, home care, end-of-life care, legal resources, financial planning and management, and health care. Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on this website. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance. 

Share The Care is a non-profit organization that provides information on how to organize a care group for someone who is seriously ill. In addition, their site provides links to other sites caregivers might find useful. 

Well Spouse Association (WSA) is A 501(c)(3) non-profit, self-help, and volunteer-based organization whose mission is to provide peer emotional support and information to the husbands, wives and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.  WSA is the only national organization which focuses exclusively on spousal caregivers.  WSA offers local area support groups, mentors, respite weekends, an online forum, and more. 

 

Please note: CurePSP does not endorse or validate any information posted on these websites. We encourage consumers to proceed with care and vigilance.