Pick's disease

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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

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I remember them telling me: "Luckily, you haven't got Pick's disease, you have vascular dementia" I asked about the shakes which I was experiencing and was told it was Parkinson's.
Katy wasn't diagnosed with Pick's disease - also known as Frontotemporal dementia - until she was taken to hospital after falling in the street in 2010.
Pick's disease - or frontotemporal dementia - is an uncommon type of dementia which is thought to affect around 16,000 people in the UK.
David was diagnosed with Pick's disease in 2001, a condition which can affect behaviour and language.
Robbie's father, Colin, had Pick's disease, one of the less common forms of dementia and passed away aged 64 in March last year.
Her death concluded a 10-year descent into an all-consuming disease known as frontotempural dementia, once called Pick's disease.
For seven years Robbie saw Pick's disease, similar to Alzheimer's, steal his father from him.
Pick's disease accounts for the largest proportion (at least 70%) of patients with frontotemporal lobar degeneration; the disease is characterized by the presence of Pick bodies, protein tangles in neuronal tissues.
The player was at Colin Savage's bedside as he lost his battle with Pick's disease, a form of Alzheimer's, early on Saturday.
Last week, Stuart Mungall, 72, was given a one year suspended sentence when he admitted the manslaughter of Joan, who suffered with Pick's disease.
The 71-year-old's wife had been suffering from the degenerative Pick's disease.
AAAI notes with regret that David Rumelhart passed away March 13, 2011 after a long battle with Pick's disease.
However, patients with those symptoms most frequently have a type of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), such as FTLD with the deposition of TAR-DNA binding protein-43 (TDP-43), corticobasal degeneration pathology, Pick's disease pathology, or progressive supranuclear palsy pathology.
Levine provides an overview of types, causes, symptoms, and diagnosis; discusses normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and pseudo-dementia; and examines Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, Parkinson's disease with dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, and vascular and mixed dementia.