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Influence de la chanson sur le langage oral chez des patients Alzheimer au stade modéré

Abstract : Over the last 25 years, cognitive neuroscience studies in the domain of music have highlighted the influence of music and music therapy on cerebral functioning especially on the various aspects of cognition in healthy and pathological subjects. In Alzheimer's, speech disorders develop gradually and hinder communication, while certain musical skills are preserved even in the stage of severe Alzheimer’s. To measure the efficiency of music therapy intervention in the remediation of speech disorders in patients with moderate Alzheimer’s we formed two groups of patients. One group received musical treatment and the other traditional speech-language rehabilitation during weekly sessions over a period of 3 months. Spontaneous language, linguistic automatisms, lexicon as well as discursive and pragmatic skills were addressed. The patients from the group with musical treatment scored better in calibrated tasks assessing orthographic lexicon, syntax, information content and verbal communication. Consequently, combining language stimulation techniques and music therapy would provide a novel and more effective approach to the management of Alzheimer's patients.
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Floriane Leleu, Marthe Lenfant Poisson. Influence de la chanson sur le langage oral chez des patients Alzheimer au stade modéré. Sciences cognitives. 2016. ⟨dumas-01357856⟩



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