Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD) Resources

If you or someone you know is having difficulty obtaining the necessities needed to address symptoms with CBD, please contact the nonprofit to request support:

Oral Care is extremely important! We are here to help!

Items we provide, but not limited to:

  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Dental tips/toothettes
  • Mouthwash
  • No rinse cleaner

Staying clean and dry is important and we can help!

Items we provide, but not limited to:

  • Depends
  • Bed pads
  • Z-guard paste

Staying Safe is critical, we can help with assistive equipment/products!

Items we provide, but not limited to:

  • gait belts
  • bedside railings
  • sound-room monitors
  • Low-tech alternative communication cards
  • Nosey Cups
  • Cushion raised toilet seats

About Corticobasal Degeneration:


Clinical Trial Information: 


Advanced Care Planning: 


Pain Management: 

As people with PSP and CBD progress, they may be unable to accurately identify when they are in pain. This can possibly lead to overidentifying pain and mismanagement of pain. The PSP and CBD Foundation has provided a non-verbal pain scale from the Department of Health to help caregivers and medical professionals accurately identify pain in a person with PSP and CBD.  Please see FLACC Pain Scale link below: 

FLACC Pain Scale

Individualized Care

Individualized care improves quality of life!! Make sure to consult with your local:

  • Speech-language pathologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist

They can offer compensatory techniques and exercises to manage the symptoms of PSP and CBD. 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication:

People with CBD may present with aphasia and/or apraxia of speech. Accessibility to Alternative communication helps improve one’s quality of life!! Consult your local Speech-language Pathologist who specializes in neurodegenerative diseases and ask about augmentative and alternative communication options available!

Consider Voice or Message Banking!

Preserve your voice and messages of phrases to utilize down the road on an alternative communication device or as a gift for your family to have forever: Voice Banking is not just for the neurodegenerative diseases ALS, it can be utilized for CBD as well!! See youtube videos below for examples of voice banking and consult your local Speech-language Pathologist who specializes in neurodegenerative diseases to ask about Voice and Message Banking.

Bury speech and language therapy team voice banking

Resources/References to support mobility:

*PSP&CBD Foundation is not affliated with these companies. Please proceed with caution. These are suggestions/examples to help with frequent questions of possible assistive equipment and/or technology*

Car Transfer Aids :: help getting in & out of a car. (

Support Groups on Social Media:

Closed Facebook Support Group for CBD


National Library Service (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats, delivered by postage-free mail or instantly downloadable.

National Library Service website

United States: Social Security Information

Social Security website

United States: Social Security Disability Help:

CBS/CBD is an approved diagnosis on the Compassionate Allowance Lists through Social Security Administration. Allowing the person with the condition to be more likely to receive benefits through SSA, given the person has a diagnosis.

Social Security Administration List of Compassionate Allowance Diagnoses:

Disability Benefits Center, (2019). Benefits for Corticobasal Degeneration

Brain Donation Information

You may consider the gift of continued giving with Brain Donation and further research into Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration for over a decade to come! Brain donations help scientists find the cause and cure for PSP and CBD, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. Please see below resources to retrieve more detailed information related to brain donation options. 


The brain bank at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida provides a smooth process for people
and families to generously give the gift of resources desperately needed to investigate these neurodegenerative diseases. The Mayo
Clinic brain bank provides a postmortem report of confirmation of diagnosis to the family.

For questions concerning brain tissue donations please contact:

Rachel LaPaille-Harwood
Brain Bank Coordinator

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida

Office: 904-953-2439


Europe Brain Bank Information:



Phone: 540-425-0467

Your contribution makes a huge difference in the lives of many!