Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
To minimize the effects of progressive supranuclear palsy, you can take certain steps at home. They may include:
- Eyedrops. Eyedrops may help ease dry eyes that can occur as a result of problems blinking. They can also be helpful for persistent tearing.
- Fall-avoidance aids. Installing grab bars in hallways and bathrooms or using a walker that's weighted can help you avoid falls. Making home modifications, such as removing scatter rugs or other items that are hard to see without looking downward, also can help with balance and vision problems. When possible, avoid climbing stairs.
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