Language in Dementia of the Alzheimer Type

  • Edgar Miller


In reviewing the psychological research into dementia a little over a decade ago it was evident that most of the systematic work had been directed at examining the memory impairment (Miller, 1977). There was then very little work directed at any other psychological functions. Since that time the psychological literature relating to dementia, and Alzheimer type dementia in particular, has increased considerably. Not only has it grown in volume but it has also extended much more deeply into other functions aside from memory. The purpose of this review is to consider what has been achieved in exploring the nature of language impairment in Alzheimer type dementia.


Focal Lesion Lexical Access Language Impairment Fluency Task Verbal Intelligence 
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