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ISSN: 2637-6628

Online Journal of Neurology and Brain Disorders

Review Article(ISSN: 2637-6628)

Confrontation Naming Errors of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Stephen C Enwefa* and Regina Enwefa

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    • Department of Speech Language Pathology, Southern University and A & M College, USA

    *Corresponding author: Stephen C Enwefa, Department of Speech Language Pathology, College of Nursing and Allied Health, Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Received: June 15, 2018;   Published: June 20, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OJNBD.2018.01.000117

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Abstract

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.

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