A figurative proverb test for dementia: rapid detection of disinhibition, excuse and confabulation, causing discommunication.


BACKGROUND Communicative disability is regarded as a prominent symptom of demented patients, and many studies have been devoted to analyze deficits of lexical-semantic operations in demented patients. However, it is often observed that even patients with preserved lexical-semantic skills might fail in interactive social communication. Whereas social… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-8301.2011.00370.x