Effects of semantic impairment on language processing in semantic dementia.

@article{Reilly2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of semantic impairment on language processing in semantic dementia.},
  author={Jamie J Reilly and Jonathan E. Peelle},
  journal={Seminars in speech and language},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={32-43}
}
Semantic dementia is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive loss of conceptual and lexical knowledge. Cortical atrophy remains relatively isolated to anterior and inferior portions of the temporal lobe early in semantic dementia, later affecting more extensive regions of temporal cortex. Throughout much of the disease course, frontal and parietal lobe structures remain relatively intact. This distribution of cortical damage produces a unique language profile. Patients with… CONTINUE READING