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Language impairment in Alzheimer's disease and benefits of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Interventions in Aging, August 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (94th percentile)

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1 news outlet
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5 tweeters
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1 Google+ user

Citations

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151 Mendeley
Title
Language impairment in Alzheimer's disease and benefits of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
Published in
Clinical Interventions in Aging, August 2013
DOI 10.2147/cia.s39959
Pubmed ID
Authors

Steven Ferris, Martin Farlow, Steven H Ferris

Abstract

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by progressively worsening deficits in several cognitive domains, including language. Language impairment in Alzheimer's disease primarily occurs because of decline in semantic and pragmatic levels of language processing. Given the centrality of language to cognitive function, a number of language-specific scales have been developed to assess language deficits throughout progression of the disease and to evaluate the effects of pharmacotherapy on language function. Trials of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, used for the treatment of clinical symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, have generally focused on overall cognitive effects. However, in the current report, we review data indicating specific beneficial effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors on language abilities in patients with Alzheimer's disease, with a particular focus on outcomes among patients in the moderate and severe disease stages, during which communication is at risk and preservation is particularly important.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 146 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 33 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 17%
Student > Master 18 12%
Researcher 17 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 6%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 21 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 21%
Psychology 29 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 7%
Neuroscience 9 6%
Other 34 23%
Unknown 26 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2018.
All research outputs
#1,153,597
of 14,360,928 outputs
Outputs from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#147
of 1,442 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,059
of 157,255 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinical Interventions in Aging
#3
of 51 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,360,928 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 91st percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,442 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its peers.
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