Sentence comprehension in Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Grossman1998SentenceCI,
  title={Sentence comprehension in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Murray Grossman and Tammy White-Devine},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={1998},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={186-201}
}
We asked 22 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) to respond to simple probes of sentences where we manipulated grammatical factors, semantic factors, and cognitive resource demands associated with a sentence. The results demonstrated limitations in the cognitive resources needed to appreciate atypical syntactic-thematic mapping relations and difficulty processing selection restrictions associated with a verb. By comparison, comprehension in AD was not influenced by the active or passive voice… CONTINUE READING