Effects of Lexical–Semantic Treatment on Memory in Early Alzheimer Disease

  title={Effects of Lexical–Semantic Treatment on Memory in Early Alzheimer Disease},
  author={Nela Jelcic and Annachiara Cagnin and Francesca Meneghello and Andrea Turolla and Mario Ermani and Mauro Dam},
  journal={Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair},
  pages={949 - 956}
Background. Episodic memory and semantic abilities deteriorate early in Alzheimer disease (AD). Since the cognitive system includes interconnected and reciprocally influenced neuronal networks, the authors hypothesized that stimulation of lexical–semantic abilities may benefit semantically structured episodic memory. Objective. To investigate the effects of lexical–semantic stimulation (LSS) on verbal communication and episodic memory in early AD. Methods. Forty AD participants were randomized… 

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