Primary progressive aphasia is a rare neurological syndrome that impairs language capabilities. People with primary progressive aphasia may have trouble naming objects or may misuse word endings, verb tenses, conjunctions and pronouns. People with primary progressive aphasia can become mute and may eventually lose the ability to understand written or spoken language. Primary progressive aphasia is a type of frontotemporal dementia, a cluster of related disorders that all originate in the frontal or temporal lobes of the brain.. Primary progressive aphasia specifically targets the language center of the brain - located in the brains left hemisphere. Brain scans typically show a marked shrinkage of the brains language center in people who have primary progressive aphasia. Brain activity also can be diminished.. Symptoms of primary progressive aphasia begin gradually, usually before the age of 65, and tend to worsen over time. Symptoms may vary by individual, depending on which portion of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Preferential Disruption of Auditory Word Representations in Primary Progressive Aphasia with the Neuropathology of FTLD-TDP Type A. AU - Mesulam, Marek-Marsel. AU - Nelson, Matthew J.. AU - Hyun, Jungmoon. AU - Rader, Benjamin. AU - Hurley, Robert S.. AU - Rademakers, Rosa. AU - Baker, Matthew C.. AU - Bigio, Eileen H. AU - Weintraub, Sandra. PY - 2019/3/1. Y1 - 2019/3/1. N2 - Four patients with primary progressive aphasia displayed a greater deficit in understanding words they heard than words they read, and a further deficiency in naming objects orally rather than in writing. All four had frontotemporal lobar degeneration-Transactive response DNA binding protein Type A neuropathology, three determined postmortem and one surmised on the basis of granulin gene (GRN) mutation. These features of language impairment are not characteristic of any currently recognized primary progressive aphasia variant. They can be operationalized as manifestations of dysfunction centered on a ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Examining the value of lexical retrieval treatment in primary progressive aphasia. T2 - Two positive cases. AU - Henry, M. L.. AU - Rising, K.. AU - DeMarco, A. T.. AU - Miller, B. L.. AU - Gorno-Tempini, M. L.. AU - Beeson, P. M.. PY - 2013/11/1. Y1 - 2013/11/1. N2 - Individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA) suffer a gradual decline in communication ability as a result of neurodegenerative disease. Language treatment shows promise as a means of addressing these difficulties but much remains to be learned with regard to the potential value of treatment across variants and stages of the disorder. We present two cases, one with semantic variant of PPA and the other with logopenic PPA, each of whom underwent treatment that was unique in its focus on training self-cueing strategies to engage residual language skills. Despite differing language profiles and levels of aphasia severity, each individual benefited from treatment and showed maintenance of gains as well as ...
The Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) syndrome was firstly introduced in 1982. Recently, the primary progressive aphasias were classified into three clinical variants; non fluent/agrammatic, semantic and logopenic.
The term primary progressive aphasia (PPA) describes a group of neurodegenerative disorders with predominant speech and language dysfunction as their main feature. There are three main variants - the semantic variant, the nonfluent or agrammatic variant and the logopenic variant - each with specific linguistic deficits and different neuroanatomical involvement. There are currently no curative treatments or symptomatic pharmacological therapies. However, speech and language therapists have developed several impairment-based interventions and compensatory strategies for use in the clinic. Unfortunately, multiple barriers still need to be overcome to improve access to care for people with PPA, including increasing awareness among referring clinicians, improving training of speech and language therapists and developing evidence-based guidelines for therapeutic interventions. This review highlights this inequity and the reasons why neurologists should refer people with PPA to speech and language ...
PDF. Thompson, C.K., Cho, S., Hsu, C.J., Wieneke, C., Weitner, B.B., Mesulam, M.M., & Weintraub, S. (2012). Dissociation between fluency and agrammatism in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Aphasiology, 26(1), 20-43. PMC3244141.. Mesulam, M.M., Wieneke, C., Thompson, C.K., Rogalski, E., & Weintraub, S. (2012). Quantitative classification of Primary Progressive Aphasia at early and mild impairment stages. Brain, 135(5), 1537-1553. PMC3577099.. Thompson, C.K., Cho, S., Price, C., Wieneke, C., Bonakdarpour, B., Weintraub, S., & Mesulam, M.M. (2012). Semantic interference during object naming in agrammatic and logopenic Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Brain and Language, 120, 237-250. PMC3299898.. Rogalski, E., Cobia, D., Harrison, T.M., Wieneke, C., Thompson, C.K., Weintraub, S., & Mesulam, M.-M. (2011). Anatomy of language impairments in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Journal of Neruoscience, 31(9), 3344-3350. PMC3112000.. Hurley, R.S., Paller, K.A., Wieneke, C.A., Weintraub, S., Thompson, C.K., ...
Abstract: This thesis examines the feasibility of the ASL for Active Living Program as an intervention for clinical practice among individuals with memory loss and/or aphasia with associated depression. It strives to answer the following questions: First will an eight session RT intervention impact on symptoms of depression in individuals with mild memory loss and aphasia? Second, will participation in this intervention change levels of self-esteem? Third, to what extent will the older adult participants be able to learn and retain finger-spelling and vocabulary taught? Lastly, will participants be satisfied with this type of intervention? The first chapter reports the current trends of an aging society, as well as the increase in co-morbid disorders such as depression. The second chapter provides a thorough literature review which clearly identifies Mild Cognitive Impairment and Primary Progressive Aphasia as well as describes efficacy studies that provide the foundation for this study. The ...
The Language in Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) aims to understand the behavioral, anatomical and physiological changes in people with PPA throughout the course of the illness. The researchers in this study want to increase awareness of PPA, educate others about this unique disorder, and to encourage more research to eventually develop therapies.. During the three-day research program, participants will be asked to undergo neuropsychological testing (paper and pencil tests that evaluate cognition), an MRI (a non-invasive brain-imaging procedure), an EEG (another non-invasive procedure that looks at brain waves when you think) and other computer and language testing batteries. Participants may be asked to return every two years to complete the same measures.. The study will recruit approximately 15 participants with PPA per year. For participants not living near Chicago, IL, flights and accommodations (for both the person with PPA and their companion) will be covered by the study. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Identification of an atypical variant of logopenic progressive aphasia. AU - Machulda, Mary Margaret. AU - Whitwell, Jennifer Lynn. AU - Duffy, Joseph R.. AU - Strand, Edythe A.. AU - Dean, Pamela M.. AU - Senjem, Matthew L.. AU - Jack, Clifford R Jr.. AU - Josephs, Keith Anthony. PY - 2013/11. Y1 - 2013/11. N2 - The purpose of this study was to examine the association between aphasia severity and neurocognitive function, disease duration and temporoparietal atrophy in 21 individuals with the logopenic variant of primary progressive aphasia (lvPPA). We found significant correlations between aphasia severity and degree of neurocognitive impairment as well as temporoparietal atrophy; but not disease duration. Cluster analysis identified three variants of lvPPA: (1) subjects with mild aphasia and short disease duration (mild typical lvPPA); (2) subjects with mild aphasia and long disease duration (mild atypical lvPPA); and, (3) subjects with severe aphasia and relatively long ...
Accumulation of paired helical filament tau contributes to neurodegeneration in Alzheimers disease (AD). 18 F-flortaucipir is a positron emission tomography (PET) radioligand sensitive to tau in AD, but its clinical utility will depend in part on its ability to predict cognitive symptoms in diverse dementia phenotypes associated with selective, regional uptake. We examined associations between 18 F-flortaucipir and cognition in 14 mildly-impaired patients (12 with cerebrospinal fluid analytes consistent with AD pathology) who had amnestic (n = 5) and non-amnestic AD syndromes, including posterior cortical atrophy (PCA, n = 5) and logopenic-variant primary progressive aphasia (lvPPA, n = 4 ...
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a clinical dementia syndrome caused by neurodegenerative brain disease, with language impairment as the primary feature. Al...
Primary progressive aphasia is one of several forms of brain disease lost in the medical shadow of a much better known relative, Alzheimers disease.
We defined the neuropsychological and imaging features of the logopenic variant of PPA that in our experience represents 30% of all PPA cases. Our results suggested that the core cognitive deficit in LPA was a phonological loop disorder. Consistently, the imaging investigation showed involvement of GM and WM in the left posterior temporal and inferior parietal regions.. LPA is characterized by a decreased rate of spontaneous language production with frequent halts due to word-finding pauses. Phonemic paraphasias are common, but motor speech and grammar are spared. This pattern of language production is different from the fast output typical of early SemD patients, who usually fill word-finding pauses with circumlocutions and filler words. It is also distinct from the production deficit typical of PNFA, in which articulation deficits and agrammatism predominate.22 LPA patients, therefore, show a pattern of "intermediate" fluency distinct from the fluent SemDs and the nonfluent PNFAs, raising the ...
The signs and symptoms for frontotemporal dementia varies from one individual to another. It can easily be mistaken for a psychiatric disorder. Identifying the disease in an individual can be a challenge for the scientists and doctors. Frontotemporal dementia is generally broken down into three subgroups - a behavioral variant and two forms of primary progressive aphasia, the nonfluent variant and the semantic variant.. The behavioral variant is characterized by personality changes, a lack of restraint toward social conventions or behaviors (disinhibition), and a general lack of interest, enthusiasm or concern (apathy). This is the most common subtype of frontotemporal dementia.. Primary progressive aphasia is characterized by the slow onset and gradual progression of language difficulties. Individuals may have difficulty finding the right word or understanding certain words in written or spoken speech. The nonfluent variant is characterized by slow, deliberate, sometimes halting speech ...
Frontotemporal dementias are a group of disorders featuring progressive decline in behavior or language, with neurodegeneration of the frontal or temporal lobes. In this session, faculty will highlight current diagnostic and management approaches for the most common subtypes of frontotemporal dementia: behavioural variant FTD, nonfluent primary progressive aphasia, and semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Recent developments in neuroimaging, genetics, and biomarkers related to FTD will be highlighted. Through case presentations, practical approaches to the assessment and management of patients with FTD symptoms will be discussed, including discussion of related disorders that can mimic FTD ...
Although commonly interpreted as a marker of episodic memory during neuropsychological exams, relatively little is known regarding the neurobehavior of "total learning" immediate recall scores. Medial temporal lobes are clearly associated with delayed recall performances, yet immediate recall may necessitate networks beyond traditional episodic memory. We aimed to operationalize cognitive and neuroanatomic correlates of total immediate recall in several aging syndromes. Demographically-matched neurologically normal adults (n=91), individuals with Alzheimers disease (n=566), logopenic variant primary progressive aphasia (PPA) (n=34), behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (n=97), semantic variant PPA (n=71), or nonfluent/agrammatic variant PPA (n=39) completed a neurocognitive battery, including the CVLT-Short Form trials 1-4 Total Immediate Recall; a majority subset also completed a brain MRI ...
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A progressive form of dementia characterized by the global loss of language abilities and initial preservation of other cognitive functions.
Researchers from the University of Louisville say their latest study confirms gut bacteria play a role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons disease, amyotropic lateral sclerosis, and Alzheimers disease are characterized by misfolded proteins and inflammation of the brain. Scientists say they are unsure about the causes of 90 percent of cases recorded. In the ...
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Family members eventually may need to consider long-term care options for the person with primary progressive aphasia. Family members may also need to plan the persons finances and help make legal decisions to prepare for more-serious stages of the condition.. Support groups may be available for you and the person with primary progressive aphasia or related conditions. Ask your social worker or other members of your treatment team about community resources or support groups.. ...
Marta Balagué, neuropsicologa clínica con más de 15 años de experiencia en el diagnóstico neuropsicológico en el campo de procesos neurodegenerativos,
Three cases of slowly progressive speech and language disturbance were studied at various points post onset (three, five and 15 years respectively). Language, neuropsychological and brain imaging (computer tomography and positron emission tomography) evaluations were completed on all three patients. The data suggest that the syndrome of "progressive aphasia": 1) does not involve a uniform symptom complex; 2) does not necessarily develop into a full blown dementia syndrome; 3) varies greatly in rate of progression from case to case; 4) is associated with normal brain structure (on computer tomography); and 5) is associated with abnormal left temporal lobe metabolism as measured by fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). One patient had histological findings consistent with Alzheimers disease at necropsy.. ...
Alzheimers disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and usually occurs in old age. It is invariably fatal, generally within ten years of the first signs. Early signs of AD include unusual memory loss, particularly in remembering recent events and the names of people and things, logopenic primary progressive aphasia. As the disease progresses the patient exhibits more serious problems, becoming subject to mood swings and unable to perform complex activities such as driving. In the latter stages they forget how to do simple things such as brushing their hair and then require full-time care.. Histologically, familial AD is practically indistinguishable from other forms of the disease. Deposits of amyloid can be seen in sections of brain tissue. This amyloid protein forms plaques and neurofibrillary tangles that progress through the brain. Very rarely the plaque may be unique, or uncharacteristic of AD; this can happen when there is a mutation in one of the genes that creates a functional, ...
The meeting of the Memory Disorders Research Society in Chicago, held 9-11 October, opened with a session on two neurodegenerative syndromes: primary progressive aphasia (PPA) and semantic dementia (SD). Each of these syndromes bears some resemblance to the progression of Alzheimers disease, but with the key difference that memory is not initially impaired in these patients. Marsel Mesulam of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, began with a characterization of the progression of PPA. In this disease, patients initially have difficulties in basic language functions such as finding names for objects or comprehending speech. These deficits are associated with brain damage occurring in the left hemisphere in perisylvian regions that looks at the cellular level somewhat similar to the damage associated with Alzheimers disease (Mesulam, 2001; Sobrido et al., 2003). John Hodges of the University of Cambridge presented a discussion of SD. Patients with this syndrome initially have difficulty ...
A probe conducted on the brain by researchers at the Northwestern University suggests that the long-held belief that Wernickes area is the prime area of language comprehension might not be accurate. Marek-Marsel Mesulam, lead probe author and director of Northwesterns Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimers Disease Center, performed language tests and brain MRIs on 72 patients with a uncommon form of language-affecting dementia called primary progressive aphasia (PPA) in which Wernickes area is bruised. He observed that these patients did not exhibit the same trouble with word meaning as stroke victims with similar brain harm. PPA and stroke harm the brain differently; in PPA, cortical areas degenerate, but their underlying fiber pathways that are necessary for communication inbetween different language centers in the brain, remain intact. However, stroke damages large regions of brain. According to Mesulam, this strongly indicates that language comprehension is a sophisticated process that ...
Former Monty Python member Terry Jones, who also co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail and directed Monty Pythons Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia. Because the disease impacts his ability to communicate, Jones is no longer giving interviews and may eventually lead to complete inability to speak. In addition to his work with Monty Python, Jones has written several documentaries and books on history as well as the novelization of Douglas Adamss video game Starship Titanic ...
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Terrible news for those of us suffering from primary progressive. Im beyond words... http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080414/20080414006526.html?.v=1
Does anyone know if Novartis has published the protocol for the arm of the FTY 720 study involving primary progressive patients? Where I can look it up? The trial should start recruiting in January so surely the information is somewhere! ...
Mahoney CJ, Downey LE, Beck J, Liang Y, Mead S, Perry RJ, Warren JD. The Presenilin 1 P264L Mutation Presenting as non-Fluent/Agrammatic Primary Progressive Aphasia ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Apraxia of speech. T2 - An overview. AU - Ogar, Jennifer. AU - Slama, Hilary. AU - Dronkers, Nina. AU - Amici, Serena. AU - Gorno-Tempini, Maria Luisa. PY - 2005/12. Y1 - 2005/12. N2 - Apraxia of speech (AOS) is a motor speech disorder that can occur in the absence of aphasia or dysarthria. AOS has been the subject of some controversy since the disorder was first named and described by Darley and his Mayo Clinic colleagues in the 1960s. A recent revival of interest in AOS is due in part to the fact that it is often the first symptom of neurodegenerative diseases, such as primary progressive aphasia and corticobasal degeneration. This article will provide a brief review of terminology associated with AOS, its clinical hallmarks and neuroanatomical correlates. Current models of motor programming will also be addressed as they relate to AOS and finally, typical treatment strategies used in rehabilitating the articulation and prosody deficits associated with AOS will be ...
I think the most difficult news to share, is the news for those who find themselves with the most disabling form of MS, the primary progressive sufferers. Unfortunately, this group may be the most under-served of the MS Community simply because...
Aphasia Registry - Opportunities to take part in Aphasia research.. Aphasia & Stroke Caregivers Guide - A range of US articles on Aphasia related topics.. Atrial Fibrillation Association (Australia) - Provides information, support and access to established, new or innovative treatments for Atrial Fibrillation. Australian Aphasia Association - Their official website.. Australian Aphasia Guide - 2011 Version available through the National Library of Australia. Books on Aphasia - Books available on line for purchase at The Book Depository (Free Shipping).. Build Your Own Aphasia Talk: Increasing Community Awareness of Aphasia - This resource was developed by Latrobe University in conjunction with the Australian Aphasia Association, it aims to address the poor community awareness of the condition aphasia.. Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) in Aphasia Rehabilitation - A new Australia-wide research program on Aphasia.. Communication Problems Following a Stroke - Fact Sheet from Speech ...
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Aphasia usually results from lesions to the language-relevant areas of the temporal and parietal cortex of the brain, such as Brocas area, Wernickes area, and the neural pathways between them. These areas are almost always located in the left hemisphere, and in most people this is where the ability to produce and comprehendlanguage is found. However, in a very small number of people, language ability is found in the right hemisphere. In either case, damage to these language areas can be caused by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other brain injury. Aphasia may also develop slowly, as in the case of a brain tumor or progressive neurological disease, e.g., Alzheimers or Parkinsons disease. It may also be caused by a sudden hemorrhagic event within the brain. Certain chronic neurological disorders, such as epilepsy or migraine, can also include transient aphasia as a prodromal or episodic symptom. Aphasia is also listed as a rare side effect of the fentanyl patch, an opioid used to control ...
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Aphasia is a serious acquired communication disability, that affects approximately 30% of stroke survivors.1 It is chronic in nature: 50% of people diagnosed with aphasia have persistent communication problems 1 year after stroke.2 Aphasia compromises an individuals ability to undertake many activities of daily living, resulting in reduced mood and quality of life.3,4 In addition to the personal cost of aphasia, health-care costs for people with aphasia are the highest in stroke care.5 Therefore, the recent identification of recovery from aphasia as one of the top ten research priorities related to life after stroke is unsurprising.. ...
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Aphasia is a language disorder caused by damage to the area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension often the result of a stroke. If you have been diagnosed with aphasia, we invite you to join our weekly Aphasia Conversation Group. Here people with Aphasia and their caregivers can find a place to share thoughts, frustrations and successes with others facing similar challenges. These interactions also offer you the chance to gain the confidence and support necessary to move forward with recovery.. Aphasia Support Group Flyer. ...
The Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp Committee is made up of members from UBC, Douglas College, March of Dimes and the community. The Committee is represented by both healthcare professionals and people with aphasia to ensure that the Sea to Sky Aphasia Camp meets the needs of those living with aphasia in the community.
Communication Strategies: Some Dos and Donts. The impact of aphasia on relationships may be profound, or only slight. No two people with aphasia are alike with respect to severity, former speech and language skills, or personality.
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From our series Working Together To Help You Where You Live, this pictographic resource is designed to facilitate a conversational partnership between health care practitioners and people with aphasia. It is also ideal for people with limited English language skills. It is based on the techniques of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia™ (SCA™), developed by the Aphasia Institute.. The Arthritis resource contains the following topics:. ...
From our series Working Together To Help You Where You Live, this pictographic resource is designed to facilitate a conversational partnership between health care practitioners and people with aphasia. It is also ideal for people with limited English language skills. It is based on the techniques of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia™ (SCA™), developed by the Aphasia Institute ...
Aphasia Toolbox revolutionized the treatment & recovery of aphasia, Dysphasia Speech, and Stroke Aphasia recovery; helping hundreds of people recover since 1976.
Aphasia Toolbox revolutionized the treatment & recovery of aphasia, Dysphasia Speech, and Stroke Aphasia recovery; helping hundreds of people recover since 1976.