Characteristics of Cognitive and Behavioral Impairments in Patients with Semantic Dementia with Predominantly Right- and Left-Sided Cerebral Atrophy

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Two case histories are presented to describe the clinical and neuropsychological characteristics of semantic dementia – one of the main clinical forms of frontotemporal degeneration – with predominant involvement of the anterior parts of the temporal lobes of the right and left hemispheres. Disturbances to semantic speech structure were found when the left hemisphere was involved, along with a predominance of prosopagnosia and behavioral impairments when the right hemisphere showed predominant involvement.

DOI: 10.1007/s11055-013-9875-0

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@article{Smolentseva2013CharacteristicsOC, title={Characteristics of Cognitive and Behavioral Impairments in Patients with Semantic Dementia with Predominantly Right- and Left-Sided Cerebral Atrophy}, author={I. G. Smolentseva and E. V. Sozinova and E. E. Vasenina and Oleg S Levin}, journal={Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology}, year={2013}, volume={44}, pages={69-75} }