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Aide-mémoires in semantic dementia
  1. Sarah M Buchanan,
  2. Jonathan M Schott
  1. Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Jonathan M Schott; j.schott{at}

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A 58-year-old right-handed woman developed progressive difficulty with naming. To help, she constructed and carried with her numerous pictures of items paired with their names (figure 1). She subsequently developed prosopagnosia, personality change and an enhanced interest in religion. Examination revealed fluent …

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  • Contributors Both authors saw the patient clinically and were involved in developing and writing the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned. Externally peer reviewed by Jeremy Brown, Cambridge, UK.

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