Language function in delirium: a comparison of single word processing in acute confusional states and probable Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Wallesch1994LanguageFI,
  title={Language function in delirium: a comparison of single word processing in acute confusional states and probable Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Claus Werner Wallesch and A Hundsalz},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1994},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={592-606}
}
Thirteen patients suffering from transient acute confusional states (ACS) and 11 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease (AD) who were comparable for age and Mini-Mental State score were investigated with a naming and a comprehension task. The latter included both words that were previously included in the naming task and unfamiliar items. With five patients of each group, the assessment was repeated 1 to 3 days later. The number of misnamings was comparable for both groups. An effect of… CONTINUE READING