Primary Progressive Aphasia; possible CBD

8 72 F Corticobasal Degeneration

9 58 F Corticobasal Degeneration

10 68 F Corticobasal Degeneration

Broca's aphasia and co-occurring apraxia of speech Anomic aphasia

Nonfluent aphasia close in features to transcortical motor aphasia, with co-occurring mixed dysarthria

Tangential discourse with impaired topic maintenance, with co-occurring features of fluent aphasia Dynamic aphasia

2-yr history of progressive speech and swallowing difficulty

  1. 5-yr history of progressive incoordination and speech difficulty 10-yr history of nonspeech signs and symptoms of MSA. 2-yr history of progessive speech difficulty.
  2. 5-yr history of progressive speech disturbance; evidence of only equivocal aphasia.

Prominent characteristic of excessive rate of speech.

Characteristics of language deficit include agrammatism and repetition deficit.

Characteristics of language deficit include fluent verbal output with vacuous content, impaired confrontation naming of objects, and impaired auditory comprehension.

Characteristics of language deficit include nonfluent verbal output, dysnomia, impaired auditory comprehension for sequential commands, and perserveration, with relatively spared repetition.

Characteristics of languate deficits include semantic paraphasia and perservation.

Characteristics of language include reduced initiation, low propositionality, reduced verbal fluency, and yes/no reversals.

Picture description used for Case no. 4 was the Cookie Theft Scene from the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination; all other picture descriptions were elicited from the Picnic Scene from the Western Aphasia Battery. (Case numbers are linked to .wav files on accompanying DVD.)

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