Pick's Disease (Frontotemporal Dementia)

Pick’s disease, a form of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive shrinking of the frontal and temporal anterior lobes of the brain. Symptoms may include, but are not limited to, difficulty with language, significant changes in personal and social behavior, impulsivity, poor judgment, excessive eating or drinking, a decline in personal hygiene, extreme restlessness, and obsessive and/or repetitive behavior. Unlike Alzheimer’s, people with Pick’s disease exhibit visible changes in personality prior to any form of memory loss.

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