Pick Disease Topic Guide
Pick Disease: Pick disease is a form of dementia characterized by a slow decline of mental abilities cause by damaged brain cells. The disease is similar to Alzheimer's. It is a terminal disease, but some drugs such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, and others can slow the progression.
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Dementia is the loss of reasoning, memory, and other mental abilities. Dementia may be caused by irreversible causes such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's dementia, lewy body dementia, and vascular dementia. There are also treatable causes of dementia such as infections, head injury, normal hydrocephalus, and metabolic and hormonal disorders. Early symptoms of dementia include:
A variety of tests (blood tests, scans, assessment of family history) may be used to diagnose dementia. Treatment may include medication and behavioral therapy.