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When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters – HealthDay

Friday, 24 January, 2020

When Dementia Harms Speech, Native Language Matters – HealthDay

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Dementia patients may develop distinct speech and reading problems depending on their native language, a new study finds.

The study included 20 English-speaking and 18 Italian-speaking patients with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), a neurodegenerative disorder that affects language areas in the brain. It is often associated with dementia.

The patients had a type of PPA characterized by difficulty producing or pronouncing words (nonfluent PPA).

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