Comparison of confrontation naming and defining in Alzheimer's disease patients and elderly control subjects

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Title:
Comparison of confrontation naming and defining in Alzheimer's disease patients and elderly control subjects
Author:
Caffrey, Jill Teresa, 1959-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Confrontation naming has frequently been administered to Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients as a measure of the integrity of semantic memory. Recent evidence, however, suggests that naming may be possible without access to semantic information. A defining task, which requires access to and integrity of semantic knowledge was paired with confrontation naming in a study of AD patients and normal elderly controls. Ninety-nine mild and moderately demented AD patients and 51 elderly controls were asked to both name and define the same stimulus items. Many instances of preservation of the ability to name and not define, or define and not name, were observed. These findings suggest that confrontation naming alone is an inaccurate measure of semantic memory. Further, these results suggest that naming is possible in the absence of the ability to demonstrate semantic knowledge as measured by the defining task.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Gerontology.; Health Sciences, Speech Pathology.; Psychology, General.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kaszniak, Alfred W.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleComparison of confrontation naming and defining in Alzheimer's disease patients and elderly control subjectsen_US
dc.creatorCaffrey, Jill Teresa, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorCaffrey, Jill Teresa, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractConfrontation naming has frequently been administered to Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients as a measure of the integrity of semantic memory. Recent evidence, however, suggests that naming may be possible without access to semantic information. A defining task, which requires access to and integrity of semantic knowledge was paired with confrontation naming in a study of AD patients and normal elderly controls. Ninety-nine mild and moderately demented AD patients and 51 elderly controls were asked to both name and define the same stimulus items. Many instances of preservation of the ability to name and not define, or define and not name, were observed. These findings suggest that confrontation naming alone is an inaccurate measure of semantic memory. Further, these results suggest that naming is possible in the absence of the ability to demonstrate semantic knowledge as measured by the defining task.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Speech Pathology.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, General.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKaszniak, Alfred W.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340274en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26251620en_US
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