Abnormal Speech Processing May Be Early Sign of Dementia

PSYCH CENTRAL | on Mon, Mar 20, 6:30 AM

Many older adults who scored below normal on a dementia screening test, but who had no noticeable communication problems, nonetheless had abnormal functioning in the brain stem and auditory cortex (regions of the brain that process speech), according to a new joint study by Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Canada and the University of Memphis.While these brain regions were previously thought to be more resilient to Alzheimer’s, the findings suggest that abnormalities in these areas may b...

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