Pick's disease


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Pick's disease

[′piks di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A form of presenile dementia characterized by severe atrophy of the frontal and temporal lobes of the cerebrum.
A recurrent or progressive form of ascites with little or no edema.
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Diagnosing Pick's disease can be difficult, and require several years.
Dickson directs the brain bank at Mayo Clinic in Florida and is responsible for neuropathologic studies of brains to identify and describe changes that occur because of Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders, including Pick's disease and PSP.
Pick's disease can be hereditary and Savage is well aware that one day he may be another victim.
He said: "Frontotemporal dementia - sometimes known as Pick's Disease - is a rare form of dementia which usually affects people at an earlier age than the better-known dementias like Alzheimer's Disease, which are seen as illnesses of old age.
Savage said: "My dad, Colin, had Pick's disease, a degenerative brain condition with similar symptoms to Alzheimer's.
His father, Colin, had been battling a rare form of Alzheimer's called Pick's disease.
He had been battling Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia, for nine years and also developed pneumonia.
Savage, 37, is at Wrexham's Maelor Hospital, where his father Colin has been treated for a rare form of Alzheimer's called Pick's disease, which kills victims within 10 years.
David Peter was diagnosed with Pick's disease, a form of frontal lobe dementia, at the age of just 51, and his family believe he developed the condition even earlier.
ROBBIE SAVAGE was inspired to take on the Tyneside half-marathon by the awful memory of watching his father die from Pick's disease.
Patricia Marland, 63, became determined to act after her husband Robert was diagnosed with a form called Pick's Disease four years ago.