Semantic Dementia

Common Name(s)

Semantic Dementia

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a nationwide non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and fund research into finding the cause and cure for the frontotemporal dementias; to provide information, education, and support to persons diagnosed with frontotemporal dementias (FTD) and their families and caregivers; and to educate physicians and allied health professionals about FTD.

http://www.theaftd.org

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Semantic Dementia" returned 89 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Impairments in the Face-Processing Network in Developmental Prosopagnosia and Semantic Dementia.
 

Author(s): Mario F Mendez, John M Ringman, Jill S Shapira

Journal: Cogn Behav Neurol. 2015 Dec;28(4):188-97.

 

Developmental prosopagnosia (DP) and semantic dementia (SD) may be the two most common neurologic disorders of face processing, but their main clinical and pathophysiologic differences have not been established. To identify those features, we compared patients with DP and SD.

Last Updated: 25 Dec 2015

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Vocabulary relearning in semantic dementia: Positive and negative consequences of increasing variability in the learning experience.
 

Author(s): Paul Hoffman, Natasha Clarke, Roy W Jones, Krist A Noonan

Journal: Neuropsychologia. 2015 Sep;76():240-53.

 

Anomia therapy typically aims to improve patients' communication ability through targeted practice in naming a set of particular items. For such interventions to be of maximum benefit, the use of trained (or relearned) vocabulary must generalise from the therapy setting into novel ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2015

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Episodic future thinking in semantic dementia: a cognitive and FMRI study.
 

Author(s): Armelle Viard, Pascale Piolino, Serge Belliard, Vincent de La Sayette, Béatrice Desgranges, Francis Eustache

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Semantic dementia (SD) is characterized by gradual loss of semantic memory. While episodic autobiographical memory seems relatively preserved, behavioral studies suggest that episodic future thinking is impaired. We used fMRI to measure brain activity in four SD patients (JPL, EP, ...

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2014

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The terms "Semantic Dementia" returned 5 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, Pélagie 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].
 

Author(s): Serge Belliard, Laetitia Bon, Sandrine LeMoal, Pierre Yves Jonin, Martine Vercelletto, Benoit LeBail

Journal: Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil. 2007 Jun;5(2):127-38.

 

Semantic dementia (SD) is characterized by an assymetric atrophy of the temporal lobes and, clinically, by an impairment of the semantic memory associated to psychobehavioral symptoms. The concept of SD was defined in 1989 and still remains controversial. Some authors consider DS ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2007

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Language in Primary Progressive Aphasia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Progressive Aphasia

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2016

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Impact of Emotional Mimicry and Oxytocin on Frontotemporal Dementia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Frontotemporal Dementia

 

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Longitudinal Evaluation of Familial Frontotemporal Dementia Subjects
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2016

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