How to treat Pick’s Disease?
Pick’s disease is a rare form of dementia marked by prominent changes in behavior, mood, movement, eating habits, social skills, thinking, and personality, followed by a progressive decline in memory and loss of executive functioning.
Unfortunately, there is no any treatment that effectively slows the progression of Pick’s disease. Because of it’s much less common than Alzheimer’s disease. So, there is :
- less research into Pick’s disease.
- currently, no drug trials taking place in relation to treating Pick’s disease.
So, the treatment goal is to control symptoms as much as possible.
The doctor can prescribe the treatments to help to ease some of your symptoms. They may prescribe an antidepressant and antipsychotic medications that can help to treat emotional and behavioral changes. They may also be put on courses of physical and occupational therapy. The behavior modification may help to control unacceptable or dangerous behaviors.
The medications can be used to manage symptoms, including many of the same used to treat symptoms of other types of dementia, including :
- Central nervous system depressants
Mood change :
In many patients, medication is helpful to control the easing mood and emotional difficulties. It may control agitated, aggressive and dangerous behaviors of the people.
To make the symptoms of Pick’s disease worse, your doctor will need some test and treat other problems, including :
- Mood disorders such as depression
- Heart failure
- Liver or kidney failure
- The high carbon dioxide level
- Decreased oxygen levels
- Thyroid disorders
In the picks disease, Psychotherapy may be helpful for many people. But in some people, it can cause disorientation and confusion.
Depending on the symptoms of the disease, monitoring and help with personal hygiene and self-care may be needed. In some cases, there may be
- a need for 24-hour care.
- monitoring at home.
- gives a special facility.
- visiting nurses or doctors regularly.