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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire
On this episode of Healing Ties Author’s Spotlight, we visit with Kathryn Leigh Scott who has written writes a compelling story about her husband’s diagnosis of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) in her book, LAST DANCE AT THE SAVOY.
Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is an uncommon brain disorder that affects movement, control of walking (gait) and balance, speech, swallowing, vision, mood and behavior, and thinking. The disease results from damage to nerve cells in the brain. Estimates vary, but only about three to six in every 100,000 people worldwide, or approximately 20,000 Americans, have PSP—making it much less common than Parkinson’s disease (another movement disorder in which an estimated 50,000 Americans are diagnosed each year). Symptoms of PSP begin on average after age 60, but may occur earlier. Men are affected more often than women.
Listen and learn how Kathryn Leigh Scott is creating “Healing Ties” all around us!
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