Semantic error patterns on the Boston Naming Test in normal aging, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and mild Alzheimer's disease: is there semantic disruption?

@article{Balthazar2008SemanticEP,
  title={Semantic error patterns on the Boston Naming Test in normal aging, amnestic mild cognitive impairment, and mild Alzheimer's disease: is there semantic disruption?},
  author={Marcio Luiz Figueredo Balthazar and Fernando Cendes and Benito Pereira Damasceno},
  journal={Neuropsychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={703-9}
}
Naming difficulty is common in Alzheimer's disease (AD), but the nature of this problem is not well established. The authors investigated the presence of semantic breakdown and the pattern of general and semantic errors in patients with mild AD, patients with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), and normal controls by examining their spontaneous answers on the Boston Naming Test (BNT) and verifying whether they needed or were benefited by semantic and phonemic cues. The errors in… CONTINUE READING

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