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[mass noun] A rare form of progressive dementia, typically in late middle age and often familial, involving localized atrophy of the brain.
- ‘She has a form of dementia called Pick's disease and was just diagnosed with cancer.’
- ‘Treatment, which may include medications, is directed at improving daily function and quality of life. The course of Pick's disease is an inevitable progressive deterioration.’
- ‘It forms the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease, Pick's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, frontotemporal dementia, corticobasal degeneration, postencephalitic parkinsonism, and a handful of others.’
- ‘A variety of other degenerative diseases have been, and are being, identified as causes of dementia, including Creutzfeldt Jakob disease and Pick's disease.’
- ‘The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, but there are many other types, including vascular dementia and Pick's disease.’
Early 20th century: named after Arnold Pick (1851–1924), Bohemian neurologist.
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