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Étude de la compréhension de la prosodie dans la maladie d'Alzheimer

Abstract : Alzheimer's Disease (AD) leads to progressive verbal and non-verbal communication impairment, especially in prosody. We assume that prosody might be conserved until a certain stage of the development of the disease and that it could postpone the moment when the patients' communication abilities begin to dwindle. 40 AD patients were proposed a standardized test for the assessment of emotional and linguistic prosody. Perception of prosody by AD patients has been evidenced to be inferior to that of controls. However, prosody, just like semantic and syntactic clues, helps understanding messages. Anger, sadness, statements and questions tend to be better recognized than happiness and exclamations. These data suggest that non-verbal communication should be used to improve patients' interaction skills and well-being.
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Marion Nerva, Énora Ninon. Étude de la compréhension de la prosodie dans la maladie d'Alzheimer. Sciences cognitives. 2013. ⟨dumas-00868941⟩



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