Pick's disease

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Related to Pick's disease: Huntington's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Niemann Pick's disease, Lewy body disease

Pick's disease 1

 (pĭks) or Pick disease (pĭk)
A form of frontotemporal dementia characterized by the presence of Pick bodies in the nerve cells of the brain.

[After Arnold Pick (1851-1924), Moravian-born Austrian psychiatrist and neurologist.]

Pick's disease 2

Chronic constrictive pericarditis with ascites and enlargement of the liver. No longer in clinical use.

[After Friedel Pick (1867-1926), Prague-born Austrian physician.]
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Noun1.Pick's disease - a progressive form of presenile dementia found most often in middle-aged and elderly women and characterized by degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes with loss of intellectual ability and transitory aphasia
presenile dementia - dementia with onset before the age of 65
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His father Colin suffers from Pick's disease, which Baddiel described as an "extreme, Tourette's form of dementia", that often causes patients to behave inappropriately.
He has got Pick's disease, which is an extreme, Tourette's form of dementia," he says.
For example: frontotemporal dementias, such as Pick's disease, affect personality and behaviour; dementia with Lewy bodies, which can result in attention problems, hallucinations and delusions; and posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), which primarily affects visual processing (see PCA: visual impairment as the primary symptom of dementia on page 54).
Steve's ability to enjoy the things he was most passionate about was sadly affected after he developed Pick's disease, a form of motor neurone disease, and the illness robbed him of his love of walking across the dunes of Kenfig and along the coast of Porthcawl.
The Potamkin Prize honors researchers for their work in helping to advance the understanding of Pick's disease, Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
FTD -- formerly called Pick's disease -- affects 10 percent to 15 percent of people with dementia.
Savage spoke of the unwavering support from his family throughout his playing days and paid tribute to his late father, Colin, who passed away in 2012 after suffering from Pick's disease, a form of dementia.
Patricia Marland (inset), who collected the names in Conwy and Denbighshire after her husband Robert developed a form of the condition called Pick's Disease, gave the sheafs to Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane.
David Whitcombe, 69 and from Tamworth, was diagnosed 12 years ago with Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia which affects the frontal lobe of the brain.
He spent much of his father's final months at his bedside as he battled Pick's disease, a form of dementia.
According to the Mirror, the former Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers and Dancing on Ice star spent much of his father's final months at his bedside as he battled Pick's disease, adding that by the time Colin Savage died aged just 64, he did not even recognise his son.
For example, Cameron Shields, 10, of Hagersville, who attended his local Brain Waves program last summer, learned new ways to interact with his grandfather Bryan who was diagnosed with a form of dementia called Pick's disease.