Mixed Transcortical Aphasia in Association with Neurodegenerative Disease (P6.080)

Conclusions:Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative disease manifested by a progressive decline in language capabilities. To date, three types of PPA have been described: a semantic variant and two non-semantic variants called nonfluent/agrammatic and logopenic variants. Semantic PPA patients have difficulty comprehending word meaning and anomia but are fluent with grammatically correct speech. Nonfluent variants present with speech apraxia, grammatical errors with preserved word comprehension (Gorno Tempini 2011). To our knowledge this is the first case associated with neurodegenerative disease. Hence, this case represents a new variant of primary progressive aphasia.Disclosure: Dr. Tariq has nothing to disclose. Dr. Parker has nothing to disclose. Dr. Saadatpour has nothing to disclose. Dr. Khan has nothing to disclose. Dr. Mardani has nothing to disclose. Dr. Leilani has nothing to disclose. Dr. Heilman has received personal compensation for activities with the American Academy of Neurology and Harvard as a speaker. Dr. Heilman has received personal compensation in an editorial capacity.
Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Aging, Dementia, Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology ePoster Session I Source Type: research

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son C Abstract Assessment of language and cognitive abilities are associated with clinical challenges. The aim of the present study was to learn more about the MMSE test process from a language perspective by looking in detail at the interaction between patient and tester. In addition, we aimed to further explore the relationship between linguistic and cognitive difficulties.The study was based on an analysis of 20 MMSE test dyads, 10 persons with aphasia and 10 persons with dementia, in interaction with speech and language pathologists. All conversations were audio and video recorded and transcribed verbatim acco...
Source: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Clin Linguist Phon Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research
Vincenzo Tigano1, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini2, Cristina Sanchez-Castañeda3, Patrice Péran4 and Umberto Sabatini5* 1Department of Juridical, Historical, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy 2Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy 3Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 4ToNIC, Toulouse NeuroImaging Center, Université de Toulouse, Inserm, UPS, Toulouse, France 5Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Ita...
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Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Health Care Slider Speech-Language Pathology Aphasia Apraxia of Speech bilingual service delivery Cognitive Rehabilitation Speech Disorders Swallowing Disorders Traumatic Brain Injury Voice Disorders Source Type: blogs
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Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Alzheimer's Cognitive Rehabilitation dementia Source Type: blogs
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Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Clinical neurology examination, Aphasia, Neuropsychological assessment, All Cognitive Disorders/Dementia VIEWS & amp;amp; REVIEWS Source Type: research
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