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dc.contributor.authorLonie, Jane Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHerrmann, Lucie Len_UK
dc.contributor.authorTierney, Kevin Men_UK
dc.contributor.authorDonaghey, Claireen_UK
dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Ronanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLee, Andrewen_UK
dc.contributor.authorEbmeier, Klaus Pen_UK
dc.description.abstractEpisodic memory is compromised in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI), but lesser deficits in other cognitive domains are also commonly observed and may be helpful in identifying this group. The relative difference in performance on lexical and semantic fluency tasks may be a sensitive and specific measure in aMCI and early Alzheimer's disease (AD). We compared four groups of participants, 35 early AD, 47 aMCI, 24 healthy controls, and 18 depressive out-patient controls, on semantic and lexical fluency as well as other neuropsychological tests. Early AD and aMCI patients showed a distinct pattern of semantic impairment in the two fluency measures compared with the healthy and depressive controls. The findings implicate early failure of the semantic memory system in aMCI and AD and suggest that consideration of the discrepancy in performance on semantic and lexical fluency measures may help in the early identification of AD.en_UK
dc.publisherBritish Psychological Societyen_UK
dc.relationLonie JA, Herrmann LL, Tierney KM, Donaghey C, O'Carroll R, Lee A & Ebmeier KP (2009) Lexical and semantic fluency discrepancy scores in aMCI and early Alzheimer's Disease, Journal of Neuropsychology, 3 (1), pp. 79-92.
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dc.subjectDementia Researchen_UK
dc.subjectMemory Recollection (Psychology)en_UK
dc.subjectCognitive psychology Research Methodologyen_UK
dc.titleLexical and semantic fluency discrepancy scores in aMCI and early Alzheimer's Diseaseen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Neuropsychologyen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Edinburgh Hospital (NHS Lothian)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Edinburgh Hospital (NHS Lothian)en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
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