Treatments for Pick's Disease
Treatments for Pick's Disease:
There are currently no treatments that can cure or stop the progression of Pick's disease. The care of people with Pick's disease is aimed at minimizing symptoms and maximizing independence and the quality of life as much as possible.
There are some medications that may help to manage some symptoms, and there are clinical trials taking place to research potential treatments. Antidepressant medications may be used to help mange depression and behavioral symptoms of Pick's disease, such as impulsivity and obsessive behaviors. Speech therapy and occupational therapy may help a person with speech difficulties to maximize their ability to communicate. Exercise and physical therapy programs can help to maximize strength and mobility of muscles and cognitive function.
It is important for caretakers to remember that a person with Pick's disease will have difficulties completing routine tasks and managing their daily routine effectively and safely. Adjustments will be needed in environment and lifestyle, such as not allowing driving. A person with advancing Pick's disease may need to live with constant supervision. As the disease progresses, it may be necessary to move a person with Pick's disease into a skilled nursing facility.
Treatment List for Pick's Disease
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources
for Pick's Disease
includes the following list.
Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment
or change in treatment plans.
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Discussion of treatments for Pick's Disease:
There is no cure or specific treatment for Pick's
disease. Its progression cannot be slowed. However, some of the symptoms
of the disease may be treated effectively.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Pick's Disease Information Page: NINDS
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