Re: Pics Disease
Picks Disease is one of the Frontal Temporal dementias ........ rapid decline, intense behaviours .... VERY hard !!!!
Symptoms include Primary Progressive Aphasia (reducing the knowledge of words and finally, the inability to speak anything legible other than babble with the occasional yes, no, 2, 2 3 thrown in)
Behaviours become uninhibited: Public masturbation, increased sex drive with anybody, minimal sympathy (eg: grandchild hurts knee, Picks person cannot console and will more than likely laugh, hurt more or just walk away), eating inappropriate things (not always food, and may now eat foods previously disliked), comprehension of what is said to them, public incontinence, violent outbursts at anybody who crosses them in any way (yes, I've been punched for just standing there doing nothing) and sadly, this disease can be hereditary.
It's a very fast decline: about 2 years from noticing the symptoms (thereabouts) There is a support group in Philadelphia (not much use to me in Australia)
How do I know all this? My ex-charge has it. Nasty. nasty. Nasty.
... your loved one hasn't forgotten you ... the DISEASE doesn't remember you