Language examination in a man with semantic variant primary progressive aphasia
Video shows a 68-year-old man with semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. During picture description the patient uses a nonspecific word in several instances, such as something for wine, flower thing for kite, over there for dock, and something for sand. When reading irregular words, he regularizes the word in several instances (surface dyslexia). During object naming, he first calls a screwdriver a pen, and, even after holding it, he cannot name it. He does not benefit from a phonetic cue and appears not to recognize the object.