This study investigated confrontation naming errors of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Clinicians lack a validated test battery
for differentiating the communication disorders of patients with AD from either normal elderly or patients with aphasia [1,3]. The
communication of AD patients is often assessed with one of the standardized test batteries for aphasia. This was done because of
the marked discrepancy between language and other cognitive functions. A linguistic measure involving errors in confrontation
naming was used to establish the extent of linguistic impairment of AD patients. A total of ten photographs were shown to twenty
AD patients, (ten mild and ten moderate) and ten normal elderly. The results showed that naming errors increased as the disease
progressed. The study concluded that the number of naming errors of AD patients increased as the severity of the disease progressed.