Category size effects in semantic and letter fluency in Alzheimer's patients.

  title={Category size effects in semantic and letter fluency in Alzheimer's patients.},
  author={Michael Diaz and Kevin M Sailor and Doris Cheung and Gail Kuslansky},
  journal={Brain and language},
  volume={89 1},
Many studies have found that patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) perform significantly worse than normal controls on verbal fluency tasks. Moreover, some studies have found that AD patients' deficits compared to controls are more severe for semantic fluency (e.g., vegetables) than for letter fluency (e.g. words that begin with F). These studies, however, have not taken category size into account. A comparison of AD patients and age-matched controls on three semantic and three letter… CONTINUE READING

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