Lexical acquisition in progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia.

@article{Murray2007LexicalAI,
  title={Lexical acquisition in progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia.},
  author={Ryan Murray and Phyllis L. Koenig and Shweta Antani and Gwyneth M McCawley and Murray Grossman},
  journal={Cognitive neuropsychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={
          48-69
        }
}
We investigated the characteristics of language difficulty in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) by exposing these patients to a new verb in a naturalistic manner and then assessing acquisition of the grammatical, semantic, and thematic matrix information associated with the new word. We found that FTD patients have difficulty relative to healthy seniors in their acquisition of the new verb, but that progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA), semantic dementia (SD), and social/dysexecutive variant (SOC… CONTINUE READING

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