Detecting subtle spontaneous language decline in early Alzheimer’s disease with a picture description task

@article{ForbesMcKay2005DetectingSS,
  title={Detecting subtle spontaneous language decline in early Alzheimer’s disease with a picture description task},
  author={Katrina E Forbes-McKay and Annalena Venneri},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={26},
  pages={243-254}
}
The objective was to collect normative data for a simple and a complex version of a picture description task devised to assess spontaneous speech and writing skills in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and to test whether some aspects of spontaneous language can discriminate between normal and pathological cognitive decline. Two hundred and forty English-speaking healthy volunteers were recruited to participate in this normative study. Thirty patients with a clinical diagnosis of minimal… CONTINUE READING

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