Coping with the loss of personality

Often, the hardest thing about seeing someone you love develop Pick’s disease is witnessing the loss of or change in former personality. If the patient is living at home, you may remember the way he or she was before the disorder—a tragic and daily realization. In an assisted facility, the fact that those around the patient did not know him or her before the disease may be equally heartbreaking. Either way, this aspect of the Pick’s disease is extremely distressing for loved ones; seeking support and taking time for yourself can help you cope.