- Nov 27, 2007
Patricia - thanks for the link. My mother was diagnosed with Pick's disease and I found it very difficult to find information about that. In reading the information I'm not so sure it was Pick's but maybe another form of FTD. Her aunt also had been diagnosed with Pick's. Everytime I can't think of a word I get nervous! She had very spastic and stiff muscles, lost the use of her hands, couldn't plan and after a couple of years couldn't speak at all. For years and years before her speech was difficult and she was socially inappropriate (rude). She died after falling and hitting her head. The result of the fall was that she lost the use of her tongue. On CT scan the doctor said you could see the result of Pick's on her brain - shrinkage in the frontal lobe. I so wish I had donated her brain for research. I didn't show symptoms of ALS for two years after her death. Again - thanks for the info.