Kanji‐predominant alexia in advanced Alzheimer's disease

  title={Kanji‐predominant alexia in advanced Alzheimer's disease},
  author={K. Nakamura and K. Meguro and H. Yamazaki and J. Ishiaaki and H. Saito and N. Saito and M. Shimada and S. Yamaguchi and Y. Shimada and A. Yamadori},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Scandinavica},
Objectives ‐ Oral reading is preserved until the late stage of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it is unknown whether reading of kanji and kana is differentially impaired in Japanese AD patients. The purpose of this study was to examine alexic pattern in AD as related to two script systems. Material and methods ‐ In 18 severe AD patients, reading performance was compared among kana characters, monographic kanji words, and kana‐transcribed words. Auditory comprehension was also examined… Expand
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