Primary progressive aphasia: a dementia of the language network

@inproceedings{Mesulam2013PrimaryPA,
  title={Primary progressive aphasia: a dementia of the language
network},
  author={Marsel M. Mesulam},
  booktitle={Dementia & neuropsychologia},
  year={2013}
}
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a clinical syndrome diagnosed when three core criteria are met. First, there should be a language impairment (i.e., aphasia) that interferes with the usage or comprehension of words. Second, the neurological work-up should determine that the disease is neurodegenerative, and therefore progressive. Third, the aphasia should arise in relative isolation, without equivalent deficits of comportment or episodic memory. The language impairment can be fluent or non… CONTINUE READING

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