• Catherine SAGOT, Thi Mai TRAN & Jérémie PARIENTE (CHU de Toulouse / Institut d’Orthophonie de Lille / CHU de Toulouse)
    Développement d'une batterie francophone pour l'évaluation des troubles du langage dans les maladies neurodégénératives : 10 ans de recherche sur les aphasies primaires progressives
    (Development of a French battery specific for the assessment of language impairment in neurodegenerative diseases : 10 years of research on Primary Progressive Aphasia)
    2012, Vol. XVII-2, pp. 117-133

    Neurological language problems may be the initial symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases. If these symptoms stay on for more than two years, they are considered as indications for  Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). Since Mesulam's publication in 2001, new classifications for PPA syndrome were obtained after clinical, radiological and pathophysiological findings. The aim of this paper is to review the recent literature regarding PPA, and by extension aphasia in neurodegenerative diseases. We will explain how the analysis of this literature has led us to build a French battery specific for the assessment  of language impairment in neurodegenerative diseases.