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Lexical access in a bilingual speaker with dementia: changes over time (Hanne og Ingeborg presenterer)
We explore naming problems and strategies used to cope with these by one bilingual speaker with dementia across three contexts: confrontation naming, semi-spontaneous narrative, and conversation. We compare data from two languages at two points in time: one year after diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia (T1), and approximately 2.5 years after diagnosis (T2).
Cognitive functioning was assessed with the Rowland Universal Dementia Assessment Scale (RUDAS) (Storey et al., 2004), and the Flanker task (Erikson & Erikson, 1974). Results showed a clear deterioration from T1 to T2 on RUDAS 22/30 vs. 16/30) and no change on the Flanker (23/40 vs. 26/40). Communicative functioning was assessed with the Norwegian version of the Communicative Effectiveness Index (Lomas et al., 2006). There was a clinically significant change in the score from T1 (79.2) to T2 (63.1).
Given the clear deterioration in cognitive and communicative functioning, a parallel decline in lexical skills is expected across all contexts, and more so in Norwegian than in English. The results will be discussed in light of language usage patterns and different task demands.
Assessment of multilingual speakers with aphasia (Mira og Monica presenterer)