Pick’s disease is a rare, progressive, age-related form of dementia that causes irreversible brain damage. Sometimes, doctors refer to the condition as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), although there is disagreement as to whether these are different types of illness. In some ways, Pick’s disease is similar to Alzheimer’s disease, although Pick’s is less common and there are physiological and symptomatic differences between the two. People with Pick’s disease have problems with behavior, memory, and language. Like other kinds of dementia, the disease can progress and worsen slowly over multiple years.
The signs and symptoms of Pick’s disease include
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