Aphasia in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias (ADOD): Evidence From Chinese

American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease &Other Dementiasr, Volume 35, Issue , January-December 2020.
Speech and language impairments (aphasia) are typical of patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias (ADOD) and in some pathologies are diagnostic e.g. Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). One question concerns the reliability and validity of symptomatology across typologically different languages. A review of aphasia in ADOD across languages suggests a similar pattern of word comprehension, naming and word finding difficulties but also evidence of language specific features in symptomatology e.g. processing of tone in Chinese languages. Given differences in linguistic impairments across languages, it is recommended that screening for aphasia in community and epidemiological studies use a Short ScreeningTest (SST) that can be delivered across dialects and languages in indigenous languages and also multilingual populations.Aphasia in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias (ADOD): Evidence From ChineseAphasia in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias (ADOD): Evidence From ChineseAlzheimers{$excerpt:n}