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Detection Test for Language Impairments in Adults and the Aged—A New Screening Test for Language Impairment Associated With Neurodegenerative Diseases: Validation and Normative Data

Macoir, Joël ; Fossard, Marion ; Lefebvre, Laurent ; Monetta, Laura ; Renard, Antoine ; Tran, Thi Mai ; Wilson, Maximiliano A.

In: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias, 2017, vol. 32, no. 17, p. 1-11

To date, there is no quick screening test that could be used during routine office visits to accurately assess language disorders in neurodegenerative diseases. To fill this important gap, we developed the Detection Test for Language impairments in Adults and the Aged (DTLA), a quick, sensitive, standardized screening test designed to assess language disorders in adults and the elderly...

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Inter-individual variability in discourse informativeness in elderly populations

Pistono, Aurélie ; Pariente, Jérémie ; Bézy, Catherine ; Pastor, Josette ; Tran, Thi Mai ; Renard, Antoine ; Fossard, Marion ; Jucla, Mélanie

In: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 2017, vol. 31, no. 5, p. 1-18

An increasing number of studies focus on discourse production in patients with neurodegenerative diseases and underline its clinical usefulness. However, if this is to be used as a clinical tool, one needs to consider how normal discourse varies within cognitively unimpaired elderly populations. In the current study, the aim has been to investigate discourse macrolinguistic variability. For this,...