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Pick's Disease is a very rare progressive disease that affects certain areas of the brain (i.e., temporal and frontal lobes). Symptoms of this disorder may include loss of intellectual abilities and changes in behavior (e.g., lack of inhibition) and personality. Affected individuals may exhibit confusion and a general lack of concern about their surroundings. Other symptoms may include unusual speech patterns and the repetition of another's words (echolalia). In the majority of cases, the exact cause of Pick's Disease is not known; however, about 10 to 20 percent of cases are thought to be inherited as an autosomal dominant genetic trait.

Credit to - www.rarediseases.org


Here are some charities that are closely related to Pick's Disease:

Alzheimer's Association
225 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-7633

Phone: 800-272-3900
E-mail: info@alz.org
Home page: http://www.alz.org

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center
P.O. Box 8250
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8250

Phone: 800-438-4380
E-mail: adear@alzheimers.org
Home page: http://www.alzheimers.org


Here are some websites that you can check out to learn more about Pick's Disease:


Never forget there is hope.