Pick's disease

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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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He has tested positive for Pick's disease and expects to die young.
Lynn and Ed are living a good life when Ed gets devastating news: he likely has Pick's Disease, a form of early-onset dementia.
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Nominated by boyfriend Keith for her kindness and dedication, Sian decided on a career in the sector after spending many years caring for her dad when he developed Pick's Disease, a form of dementia.
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They first address specific conditions and basic mechanisms in dementia and cognitive decline, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, corticobasal degeneration, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Gaucher disease, Huntington's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, normal pressure hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, Pick's disease, posterior cortical atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, cognitive vascular impairment, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, risk factors, malnutrition, the role of diet in chronic inflammation and innate immunity in Alzheimer's, pathophysiological mechanisms and nutrition, and body composition.
FTD -- formerly called Pick's disease -- affects 10 percent to 15 percent of people with dementia.
Clinical and pathological diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia: report of the Work Group on Frontotemporal Dementia and Pick's Disease. Arch Neurol.
He spent much of his father's final months at his bedside as he battled Pick's disease, a form of dementia.