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    Old 07-15-2002, 04:42 PM   #1
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    Has anyone heard of this diagnosis? The doctor told us that my mom had Pick's complex and not Pick's disease. That little is known about it and there is no cure. I looked under Pick's complex and it only mentions about Pick's disease. It is so not my mother! One doctor said she had a form of PD(parkinson's) and now this guy says it's Pick's Complex! I don't know what to believe! It is supposed to be similar to Alzheimer's. Thankyou all in advance for any replies.

     
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    Old 07-20-2002, 01:44 PM   #2
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    Pick’s dementia is similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The brain of the patient with Pick’s dementia has a frontal and temporal atrophy caused by cell death.
    The brain of the patient with Alzheimer’s disease typically has diffuse atrophy.
    Because Pick’s disease dementia affects the frontal and temporal lobes, patients often have frontal lobe signs, including dramatic behavioral changes of disinhibition, social inappropriateness, lack of concern about appearance and matters of personal hygiene.
    This is in contrast to patients with Alzheimer’s disease, who initially have memory problems with preservation of social skills until later in the disease process. There is no cure for Pick's dementia.

     
    Old 07-20-2002, 01:59 PM   #3
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    Thanks, Bird but is there a difference between Pick's disease and Pick's Complex? This is what the doctor told my mom although i don't know anything about the complex. again, thankyou for your response

     
    Old 07-20-2002, 03:22 PM   #4
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    I typed in Picks Complex,there's a lot of information out there........

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    Old 08-22-2002, 04:33 AM   #5
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    there is NO difference. pick disease/complex is the same thing it is also called frontal lobe disease

     
    Old 08-22-2002, 08:45 AM   #6
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    i have heard of it. i think it is very similar to alzheimers, but i'm not sure how similar. give me a while & i'll try to do some research on it.

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    Old 08-22-2002, 04:04 PM   #7
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    I have several friends who have Picks,one has written a book.Working on another! It is hard for him,though.

     
    Old 08-22-2002, 04:40 PM   #8
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    Thanks C and Snow. I'm not sure if that is what my mom has but i don't think so after reading the symptoms. It's hard to tell. Two different doctors and 2 different opinions!! One doc to go on Sept 12th. Hope he knows a little more. again, thankyou

     
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