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It is possible that the main title of the report Pick Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- diffuse degenerative cerebral disease
- lobar atrophy of the brain
- dementia with lobar atrophy and neuronal cytoplasmic inclusions
- Pick disease of the brain
- frontotemporal lobar degeneration
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.
Parkinson's Disease Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY 10018
225 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250
NIH/National Institute on Aging
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
C-Mac Informational Services, Inc.
120 Clinton Lane
Cookeville, TN 38501-8946
Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration
Radnor Station Building #2, Suite 320
290 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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