What Are the Symptoms of Pick’s Disease?

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My 69 yr old mom seems to have developed this disease. Right now, she has trouble speaking, recognizing people and things. Sometimes, she can be such a paranoia and tends to have some abnormal behaviors.

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Symptoms may vary from case to case based on the severity of the disease. Most commonly, one may have speech problems such as stuttering, difficulty articulating, recalling words or names, hesitant speech or ungrammatical speech. Besides, one may also suffer from behavior problems and personality changes such as passivity, anxiety, disinhibition, unusual behavior, lack of empathy, delusion and paranoia. As the disease progresses to later stages, one may present more symptoms and they tend to be severer. With the passage of time, one’s cognitive ability and daily functioning can be seriously impaired.
Does it have anything to do with Niemann-Pick’s disease?
No, they are totally different things. Pick’s disease is a rare type of age-related dementia that affects the frontal lobes of the brain and causes speech problems like aphasia, behavior difficulties and eventually death. While Niemann-Pick disease is a rare, inherited disease that causes the body unable to metabolize fat (cholesterol and lipids) within cells. These cells malfunction and, over time, die. Niemann-Pick disease can have an impact on your nerves, brain, spleen, liver, bone marrow and, in severe cases, lungs. There are three types of this disease, type A and B, and Type C.
Is it dementia or something like that?
To be exact, Pick's disease, also known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), is a rare kind of dementia share some similarities with Alzheimer's. It impairs the functions of some parts of the brain in charge of language, emotions, behavior, personality.
How long has your mom been like this? You'd better take her to the hospital and get her precisely diagnosed!
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