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How badly does pick's disease progress in a person? and is there any possibility of a genetic link with it?

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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Pick's Disease is a: rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's Disease. It progresses slow but steady and involves Pick bodies and Pick cells which contain an abnormal form of a protein called tau. This protein is found in all nerve cells. Some cases may have genetic link. A proper evaluation is necessary to determine best treatment and supportive services to reduce impact. Best regards in finding support.
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