Conversational cohesion patterns in men and women with Alzheimer's disease: a longitudinal study.

@article{Ripich2000ConversationalCP,
  title={Conversational cohesion patterns in men and women with Alzheimer's disease: a longitudinal study.},
  author={Danielle N Ripich and Brian D. Carpenter and Elaine Ziol},
  journal={International journal of language & communication disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={49-64}
}
The use of cohesion devices in conversations was examined in 60 individuals (31 women, 29 men) with early to midstage Alzheimer's disease (AD) and 47 non-demented elderly (NE) (27 women, 20 men). AD individuals produced more referent errors than NE, although AD and NE subjects otherwise demonstrated similar use of cohesion devices. AD women showed more frequent use of two elliptical devices (clause omission and word omission) compared with AD men and NE men and women. A subset of 23 AD subjects… CONTINUE READING