Semantic dysfunction in frontotemporal lobar degeneration.

  • John S Snowden
  • Published 1999 in Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders


Semantic dementia, characterized by loss of word meaning and impaired face and object recognition, is one of the clinical manifestations of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and is associated with atrophy of the inferior and middle temporal gyri. Patients may present predominantly with problems in naming and understanding words, or in face and object… (More)


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