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Revue systématique de la littérature : les effets du bilinguisme dans la maladie d’Alzheimer

Abstract : Aims: Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative pathology in the world. In a context of globalization, the phenomenon of bilingualism is very prevalent too because one in two is bilingual. To realize a systematic review of literature allows to highlight language disorders present in bilingual Alzheimer patients.
Methods: This systematic review of literature includes seven articles published between 2013 and 2019 studying language disorders in bilingual patients with AD or Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Data base such as PubMed, APA PsychNET, Science Direct and Trip were used to articles research.
Results: Some studies have put forward that language disorders are more present in the nondominant language. However, other studies showed that the dominant language is achieved more precociously and at different linguistic levels. Some linguistic variables are revealed in some studies: depending on words proposed, disorders are more or less present in bilingual patients with AD.
Conclusion: Language disorders in bilingual people with AD are therefore present in both languages. Their study could then make it possible to better target therapeutic interventions with these people. However, it would be interesting for studies to explore other language aspects.
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Alexia Martino. Revue systématique de la littérature : les effets du bilinguisme dans la maladie d’Alzheimer. Sciences cognitives. 2020. ⟨dumas-02948251⟩

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