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Introduction to Pick's Disease

Pick's Disease: An Overview

If someone you know has been diagnosed with Pick's disease, you have probably already learned a few things: It is a dementia, like Alzheimer's disease, but with a distinct set of symptoms and challenges. It most often affects individuals in their 40s and 50s. It can be managed but cannot be cured.

Looking forward, more questions may come to mind: What medications are currently available? What kind of progress is research making on treating the disease? How can caregivers best help someone with Pick's disease (while also caring for themselves)?

Learning more is the first step to helping you cope and make the best choices in care and treatment for your loved one. Read on to find out more about the causes and symptoms of this rare dementia as well as advice for caregivers.

Publish Date: 
Saturday, August 1, 2009