Semantic memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Daum1996SemanticMI,
  title={Semantic memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Irene Daum and Gerlinde Riesch and Giuseppe Sartori and Niels Birbaumer},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={1996},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          648-65
        }
}
The present study investigated semantic memory and the presence of category-specific impairments in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT). Patients in advanced stages of Parkinson's disease (PD) and matched control subjects served as comparison groups. Semantic memory was assessed by a range of verbal and visual tasks and by direct and indirect memory tests. The DAT patients showed severe deficits on all semantic knowledge tasks. Performance was poorer on animate relative to… CONTINUE READING
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