Semantic Dementia

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Semantic Dementia

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Semantic Dementia" returned 72 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The anterior temporal lobes are critically involved in acquiring new conceptual knowledge: evidence for impaired feature integration in semantic dementia.
 

Author(s): Paul Hoffman, Gemma A L Evans, Matthew A Lambon Ralph

Journal: Cortex. 2014 Jan;50():19-31.

 

Recent evidence from multiple neuroscience techniques indicates that regions within the anterior temporal lobes (ATLs) are a critical node in the neural network for representing conceptual knowledge, yet their function remains elusive. The hub-and-spoke model holds that ATL regions ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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Adapting to conversation with semantic dementia: using enactment as a compensatory strategy in everyday social interaction.
 

Author(s): Jacqueline Kindell, Karen Sage, John Keady, Ray Wilkinson

Journal: Int J Lang Commun Disord. ;48(5):497-507.

 

Studies to date in semantic dementia have examined communication in clinical or experimental settings. There is a paucity of research describing the everyday interactional skills and difficulties seen in this condition.

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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Comparative semantic profiles in semantic dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
 

Author(s): David J Libon, Katya Rascovsky, John Powers, David J Irwin, Ashley Boller, Danielle Weinberg, Corey T McMillan, Murray Grossman

Journal: Brain. 2013 Aug;136(Pt 8):2497-509.

 

Patients with the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia, also known as semantic dementia, and Alzheimer's disease have deficits in semantic memory. However, few comparative studies have been performed to determine whether these patient groups have distinct semantic memory ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2013

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The terms "Semantic Dementia" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Semantic dementia: a specific network-opathy.
 

Author(s): Phillip D Fletcher, Jason D Warren

Journal: J. Mol. Neurosci.. 2011 Nov;45(3):629-36.

 

Semantic dementia (SD) is a unique syndrome in the frontotemporal lobar degeneration spectrum. Typically presenting as a progressive, fluent anomic aphasia, SD is the paradigmatic disorder of semantic memory with a characteristic anatomical profile of asymmetric, selective antero-inferior ...

Last Updated: 3 Nov 2011

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Treatment for anomia in semantic dementia.
 

Author(s): Maya L Henry, PĂ©lagie M Beeson, Steven Z Rapcsak

Journal: Semin Speech Lang. 2008 Feb;29(1):60-70.

 

Anomia is a striking and consistent clinical feature of semantic dementia (SD), a progressive aphasia syndrome associated with focal cortical atrophy of the anterior temporal lobes. Word retrieval deficits in patients with SD have been attributed to the loss of conceptual knowledge, ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2008

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[Semantic dementia, a many-worded disorder].
 

Author(s): S O'Neill, M Andreotti, V de Simone

Journal: Rev Neurol. ;43(11):685-9.

 

Semantic dementia is a progressive, relatively selective disorder affecting the semantic system with involvement of the verbal and non-verbal functions. The clinical picture is well characterised despite the confusion that may be generated by the different ways of classifying it. ...

Last Updated: 29 Nov 2006

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Characterization of Inclusion Body Myopathy Associated With Paget's Disease of Bone and Frontotemporal Dementia (IBMPFD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Inclusion Body Myopathy With Early-onset Paget Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia; Paget Disease of Bone; Frontotemporal Dementia; Myopathy

 

Last Updated: 12 May 2011

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Language in Primary Progressive Aphasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Progressive Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

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PiB PET Scanning in Speech and Language Based Dementias
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: PPA; Primary Progressive Aphasia; Aphasia; Non-fluent Aphasia; Semantic Dementia; Apraxia of Speech; Primary Progressive Nonfluent Aphasia; Progressive Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 12 Jun 2014

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