Priming deficits in patients with dementia of the Alzheimer type.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

In a study that replicated the procedures used by Salmon et al. (1988), the effect on stem completion performance of two different semantic orientation tasks has been assessed in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Previously reported findings of impairment in repetition priming in Alzheimer patients were confirmed. Performance was not affected by the nature of the orientation task. No significant correlations were found between explicit and implicit memory tests. The results are discussed in the context of a hypothesized parallel decline in explicit and implicit memory systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burke, J; Knight, RG; Partridge, FM

Published Date

  • November 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 987 - 993

PubMed ID

  • 7892366

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2917

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s003329170002907x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England