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Title: Microlinguistic aspects of the oral narrative in patients with Alzheimer's disease
Authors: Lira, Juliana Onofre de [UNIFESP]
Ortiz, Karin Zazo [UNIFESP]
Campanha, Aline Carvalho [UNIFESP]
Bertolucci, Paulo Henrique Ferreira [UNIFESP]
Minett, Thais Soares Cianciarullo [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2011
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Press
Citation: International Psychogeriatrics. New York: Cambridge Univ Press, v. 23, n. 3, p. 404-412, 2011.
Abstract: Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by memory loss and cognitive impairment. Phonological, syntactic, semantic and discursive aspects of language may also be affected. Analysis of micro- and macrolinguistic abilities of discourse may assist in diagnosing AD. the aim of this study was to identify changes in the discourse (lexical errors and syntactic index) of AD patients.Methods: 121 elderly subjects narrated a story based on a seven-figure picture description.Results: Patients with AD presented more word-finding difficulties, revisions and repetitions, and the syntactic index was lower than controls.Conclusion: Performance in microlinguistics at the lexical and syntactic levels was lower than expected in participants with AD.
ISSN: 1041-6102
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