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.
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. Shields enjoyed learning activities such as making a full-size outline of the human nervous system and said it was great to be with other kids with similar experiences.
There were 35 cases (3.4%) of glycogen storage disorders, 24 (2.36%) cases of Gaucher's disease, 33 cases (3.2%) of Neiman pick's disease [9].
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.
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.
His dad Colin, who was still battling for his life yesterday with Pick's disease, is now being cared for at Wrexham's Maelor Hospital.
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. Mungall has always denied he murdered her.
AAAI notes with regret that David Rumelhart passed away March 13, 2011 after a long battle with Pick's disease. He was a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience and explored the concept of connectionism--the idea that no single neuron in the human brain does its job alone in processing information.
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.
* Frontotemporal dementias (FTD): This term encompasses a group of dementias including Pick's disease that involve the degeneration of regions of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.