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Has Anyone’s Loved One Been Diagnosed With PBA (pseudo Bulbar (palsy) Affect)?

Has Anyone’s Loved One Been Diagnosed With PBA (pseudo Bulbar (palsy) Affect)?

My husband’s psychiatrist thinks my husband might have PBA. If you google it, you can find out the symptoms. I’ve read where as much as 30% of dementia patients suffer from it. It is under diagnosed. But it’s treatable.

posted 14 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

PBA:
Three cardinal components are dysphagia, dysarthria, and emotional apathy.

They can be described in the stages of
Shock (swallowing and speech defect)
Loss of function (difficulty in breathing)-spirometric assessment showed reduced vital capacities and lung volumes, and
Release of function (emotional incontinence).
Loss of cerebellar modulation (cortico-pontocerebellar pathways) causing emotional dysmetria and disinhibition owing to lesions of corticobulbar volitional pathways are the main pathogenesis explained for pseudobulbar apathy.

posted 14 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband’s doctor thinks he may have PSP which is also rare but would explain his jerking and balance issues

posted 14 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I just read about it, have never heard of it before but I'm pretty sure Ed does not have anything like that. I'm sorry you are dealing with that ❤️💜

posted 14 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I'll look it up and see...

posted 14 days ago
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