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 Dementia is the loss of reasoning, memory, and other mental abilities. Dementia may be caused by irreversible as well as treatable causes. A variety of tests (blood tests, scans, assessment of family history) may be used to diagnose dementia. Treatment may include medication and behavioral therapy. Most cases of dementia tend to progress unless the underlying cause is treatable and reversible.