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Pick disease


Synonyms of Pick disease
  • dementia with lobar atrophy and neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions
  • diffuse degenerative cerebral disease
  • lobar atrophy of the brain
  • Pick disease of the brain

Disorder Subdivisions

  • frontotemporal dementia associated with motor neuron disease
  • frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism-17
  • primary progressive aphasia


General Discussion
Pick disease is a form of dementia characterized by behavioral changes such as deterioration of social skills and changes in personality. Intellectual impairment, memory loss and language deterioration may also occur. Most cases of Pick disease are sporadic in nature, but a genetic form of the disease is recognized. Although a progressive form of communication impairment (aphasia) may occur as part of Pick disease, people with Pick disease have other behavioral problems besides language and communication impairment.

Organizations related to Pick disease
  • Alzheimer's Association
    225 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago IL 60601-7633
    Phone #: 312-335-8700
    800 #: 800-272-3900
    e-mail: info@alz.org
    Home page: http://www.alz.org
  • Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
    P.O. Box 8250
    Silver Spring MD 20907-8250
    Phone #: 301-495-3311
    800 #: 800-438-4380
    e-mail: adear@alzheimers.org
    Home page: http://www.alzheimers.org
  • Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD)
    1616 Walnut Street, Suite 1100
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    Phone #: 267-514-7221
    800 #: 866-507-7222
    e-mail: info@ftd-picks.org
    Home page: http://www.ftd-picks.org
  • C-Mac Informational Services, Inc.
    120 Clinton Lane
    Cookeville TN 38501-8946
    Phone #: 931-268-1201
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: caregiver_cmi@hotmail.com
    Home page: http://www.caregivernews.org
  • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
    150 Custer Court
    Green Bay WI 54301-1243
    Phone #: 920-336-5333
    800 #: 877-336-5333
    e-mail: mums@netnet.net
    Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
  • NIH/National Institute on Aging
    PO Box 8057
    Gaithersburg MD 20892-8057
    Phone #: 301-496-1752
    800 #: 800-222-2225
    e-mail: N/A
    Home page: http://www.nih.gov/nia
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    31 Center Drive
    Bethesda MD 20892-2540
    Phone #: 301-496-5751
    800 #: 800-352-9424
    e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
    Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
  • Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
    1359 Broadway
    New York NY 10018
    Phone #: 212-923-4700
    800 #: 800-457-6676
    e-mail: info@pdf.org
    Home page: http://www.pdf.org
  • WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
    204 West 84th Street
    New York NY 10024
    Phone #: 212-875-8312
    800 #: N/A
    e-mail: wemove@wemove.org
    Home page: http://www.wemove.org



For a Complete Report

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