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Dr Sharon Savage

BPsych Macq, MClinPsych Macq, PhD UNSW.

Sharon Savage

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : s.a.savage@exeter.ac.uk
Homepage : http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/about/profiles/index.php?web_id=Sharon_Savage
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6477-5222

External Address

Department of Psychology
University of Exeter, UK

Profile

I'm a neuropsychologist with a love for applied, clinical research. This allows me the happy combination of both assisting people with acquired brain impairment, but also satisfying my curiosity regarding the brain and how it functions. Over the last 7 years, I have been involved in studies of memory and language disruption in people with young onset dementia, as part of the FRONTIER team (lead by Professor John Hodges and Associate Professor Olivier Piguet). Particular research focuses included the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Progressive Aphasia, emotion recognition in Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease, clinical staging of Frontotemporal Dementia, and caregiver burden. I completed my PhD in 2014, which investigated the benefits of word retraining programs in people with Semantic Dementia.

My current research, conducted with Professor Adam Zeman at the University of Exeter, UK, focuses on memory impairments in patients with Transient Epileptic Amnesia, a rare form of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Here we are conducting a 10-year longitudinal follow up study, as well as investigations into the effectiveness of anti-convulsant therapy in ameliorating both seizures and cognitive complaints (http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/time/).

External Memberships

  • Member, British Psychological Society
  • Member, Alzheimer’s Research UK South West Network
  • Member, Centre for Clinical Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Awards

  • British Neuropsychiatry Association Conference Poster Prize (£50) (2017), Savage, S. ($85)
  • CCD Excellence in Research Student Award: Outstanding 2014 Publication (2015), Savage, S. ($1,000)
  • GW4 Ageing and Dementia (GW4AD) 2015 Conference Poster Prize (2015), Savage, S.
  • CCD Excellence in Research Student Award: Outstanding 2013 Publication (2014), Savage, S. ($500)
  • CCD Annual Workshop Highly Commended Poster Award (2014), Savage, S.
  • Finalist, Trans-Tasman 3 Minute Thesis Finals (2013), Savage, S.
  • 1st Place UNSW Interfaculty 3 Minute Thesis Competition (2013), Savage, S.
  • Finalist, UNSW Faculty of Medicine 3 Minute Thesis Competition (2013), Savage, S.
  • School of Medical Sciences Paper of the Month (2013), Savage, S. "UNSW School of Medical Sciences prize for publication in Cortex".
  • CCD Excellence in Research Student Award: Outstanding 2012 Publication (2013), Savage, S. ($500)
  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence, Macquarie University (2007), Savage, S. Awarded for Grade Point Average 4.0 for Masters of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2018) "Learning from our mistakes –what error patterns and their neural correlates tell us about word relearning in Semantic Dementia." Savage, S., Nickels, L., Fieder, N., Landin-Romero, R., & Lampe, L. ($21,194)
  • Health and Medical Research Fund (2017) "Adaptation and validation of a Cantonese Sydney Language Battery for the assessment of language deficits in patients with Primary Progressive Aphasia in Hong Kong”. (HKD320,396) Wong, A., Tsoh,. J., Savage, S., Yuen, Y., Au, L., Yan, C., Lam, B., Hodges, J.R., & Mok, V. ($8,350)
  • British Aphasiology Society International Conference Grant (2015) (£200) Savage, S. ($431)
  • PenCLAHRC research funding (2015) “Reclaiming words in everyday life - App based word retraining for people with Semantic Dementia.” (£5,000) Savage, S., Zeman, A., Newman, C., & Noad, R. ($10,799)
  • Institutional Strategic Support Fund 2 Seed Corn Funding Award (2015 - 2016) "Improving diagnostic accuracy in Transient Epileptic Amnesia using computational models of EEG." (£6,314) Zeman, A., Savage, S., & Goodfellow, M. ($13,630)
  • Emerging Researchers in Ageing Bursary (2013) Savage, S. ($150)
  • University of New South Wales Postgraduate Research Student Support Scheme Travel Grant (2013) Savage, S. ($2,500)
  • University of New South Wales School of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Travel Grant (2013) Savage, S. ($1,000)
  • UNSW School of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Travel Grant (2012) Savage, S. ($500)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Clare, L., & Savage, S. (In Press). Adults with progressive conditions: a) dementia. In B.A. Wilson, J. Winegardner, C. Van Heugten, & T. Ownsworth (Eds.), Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: The International Handbook Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Hodges, J.R., Savage, S., & Patterson, K.E. (2016). Semantic dementia (semantic variant primary progressive aphasia). In B.L. Miller & B.F. Boeve (Eds.), The Behavioral Neurology of Dementia (2nd ed., pp. 178-193). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Periodicals

  • Savage, S.A., Butler, C.R., Milton, F., Han, Y., & Zeman, A. (2017). On the nose: Olfactory disturbances in transient epileptic amnesia. Epilepsy & Behavior, 66, 113-119. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.09.043
  • Taylor-Rubin, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S.A., Hodges, J.R., & Togher, L. (In Press). Communication behaviors associated with successful conversation in semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. International Psychogeriatrics. doi:10.1017/S1041610217000813
  • Savage, S., Butler, C.R., Hodges, J.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2016). Transient epileptic amnesia over twenty years: Long-term follow-up of a case series with three detailed reports. Seizure, 43, 48-55. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2016.10.022
  • Suarez-Gonzalez, A., Savage, S., & Caine, D. (2016). Successful short-term re-learning and generalisation of concepts in semantic dementia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09602011.2016.1234399
  • Leslie, F.V.C., Hsieh, S., Caga, J., Savage, S.A., Mioshi, E., Hornberger, M., Kiernan, M.C., Hodges, J.R., & Burrell, J.R. (2015). Semantic deficits in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 16, 46–53. doi:10.3109/21678421.2014.987301
  • Savage, S.A., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2015). Cognitive intervention in semantic dementia: Maintaining words over time. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 29(1), 55-62. doi:10.1097/WAD.0000000000000053
  • Savage, S.A., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2015). "Knowing what you don’t know": Language insight in semantic dementia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 46(1), 187-198. doi:10.3233/JAD-142703
  • Suárez-­González, A., Green Heredia, C., Savage, S.A., Gil‐Néciga, E., García-­Casares, N., Franco-­Macías, E., Berthier, M.L., & Caine, D. (2015). Restoration of conceptual knowledge in a case of semantic dementia. Neurocase, 21(3), 309-321. doi:10.1080/13554794.2014.892624
  • Ballard, K.J., Savage, S., Leyton, C.E., Vogel, A.P., Hornberger, M., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Logopenic and nonfluent variants of primary progressive aphasia are differentiated by acoustic measures of speech production. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e89864. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089864
  • Leyton, C.E., Savage, S., Irish, M., Schubert, S., Piguet, O., Ballard, K.J., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Verbal repetition in primary progressive aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 41(2), 575-585. doi: 10.3233/JAD-132468
  • Savage, S., Lillo, P., Kumfor, F., Kiernan, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Emotion processing deficits distinguish pure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis from frontotemporal dementia. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 15(1-2), 39–46. doi:10.3109/21678421.2013.809763
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Giving words new life: Generalisation of word retraining outcomes in semantic dementia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 40(2), 309-317. doi:10.3233/JAD-131826
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Togher, L. (2014). Trouble and repair during conversations of people with primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 28(8-9), 1069-1091. doi://10.1080/02687038.2014.930411
  • McKinnon, C., O’Connor, C., Savage, S., Hodges, J., & Mioshi, E. (2013). Qualitative results of a structured group program for carers of people with frontotemporal dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(2), 217-218.
  • McKinnon, C., O’Connor, C.M., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Mioshi, E. (2013). Implementing a structured group program for carers of people with frontotemporal dementia. ournal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2, 217-218.
  • Miller, L.A., Mioshi, E., Savage, S., Lah, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Identifying cognitive and demographic variables that contribute to carer burden in dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 36(1-2), 43-49.
  • Mioshi, E., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Hsieh, S., Miller, L., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). The impact of dementia severity on caregiver burden in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer Disease. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 27(1), 68-73. doi:10.1097/WAD.0b013e318247a0bc
  • Mioshi, E., Lillo, P., Yew, B., Hsieh, S., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., Kiernan, M., & Hornberger, M. (2013). Cortical atrophy in ALS is critically dependent on neuropsychiatric and cognitive changes. Neurology, 80(12), 1117-1123.
  • Savage, S., Ballard, K.J., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013). Bringing words back to mind: Improving word production in semantic dementia. Cortex, 49(7), 1823-1832.
  • Savage, S., Hsieh, S., Leslie, F., Foxe, D., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013). Distinguishing subtypes in primary progressive aphasia: Application of the Sydney Language Battery. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 35(3-4), 208-218.
  • Tu, S., Mioshi, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2013). Dissociation of explicit and implicit long-term memory consolidation in semantic dementia: A case study. Neurocase, 19(4), 401-407. doi:10.1080/13554794.2012.690424
  • Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2012). Grief and joy: Emotion word comprehension in the dementias. Neuropsychology, 26(5), 624-630.
  • Leyton, C.E., Piguet, O., Savage, S., Burrell, J., & Hodges, J.R. (2012). The neural basis of Logopenic Progressive Aphasia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 32(4), 1051–1059.
  • Lillo, P., Savage, S., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., & Hodges, J.R. (2012). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia: A behavioural and cognitive continuum. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 13(1), 102-109.
  • Miller, L.A., Hsieh, S., Lah, S., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012). One size does not fit all: Face emotion processing impairments are mediated by different cognitive deficits in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Behavioural Neurology, 25(1), 53-60.
  • Kumfor, F., Miller, L., Lah, S., Hsieh, S., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2011). Are you really angry? The effect of intensity on facial emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia. Social Neuroscience, 6(5-6), 502-514.
  • Leyton, C.E., Villemagne, V.L., Savage, S., Pike, K.E., Ballard, K.J., Piguet, O., Burrell, J.R., Rowe, C.C., & Hodges, J.R. (2011). Subtypes of progressive aphasia: Application of the international consensus criteria and validation using B-amyloid imaging. Brain, 134(10), 3030-3043.
  • Hornberger, M., Savage, S., Hsieh S., Mioshi, E., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J. R. (2010). Orbitofrontal dysfunction discriminates behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia from Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 30(6), 547-552.
  • Mioshi, E., Hsieh, S., Savage, S., Hornberger, M., & Hodges, J. R. (2010). Clinical staging and disease progression in frontotemporal dementia. Neurology, 74(20), 1591-1957.

Published Abstracts

  • van Scherpenberg, C., Fieder, N., Nickels, L. & Savage, S. (2016). Performance consistency as an indication of storage deficit in people with semantic variant Primary Progressive Aphasia [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 21(Suppl. 1), 145-147. [Link]
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J., & Togher, L. (2014). Clinical application of understanding conversation in primary progressive aphasia [Abstract]. American Journal Neurodegenerative Disease, 3(1-375, Suppl. 1), 303.
  • Miller, L.A., Mioshi, E., Savage, S., Lah, S., Hodges, J., & Piguet, O. (2012). Carer burden in dementia: Impact of neuropsychological impairments, dementia type and demographic factors [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18(Suppl. 2), 78.
  • Savage, S., Ballard, K., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2012). Bringing words back to mind: Word retraining in semantic dementia [Abstract]. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, The 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, 34(Suppl. 1), 186.
  • Savage, S., Lillo, P., Kumfor, F., Hornberger, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2011). Emotion perception in MND and FTD [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 12, S19.
  • Kumfor, F., Miller, L., Lah, S., Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2010). Emotion recognition in subtypes of frontotemporal dementia: Effects of salience [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2010 Psychology Conferences.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Savage, S., Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2017, July). “A is for appel?” Improving written word retrieval in semantic dementia through word retraining. Paper presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, London, UK.
  • Savage, S. (2017, June). Feeling lost for words? Word retraining programs for people with semantic dementia. Colloquium at the Annual Meeting of the International Collaborative Research Group, Stavanger, Norway.
  • Savage, S. Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2017, June). Relearning in semantic dementia: Word retraining programs to help rebuild vocabulary. Paper presented at the Early Career Neuroscientist Day, Cardiff University, UK.
  • Savage, S. (2017, May). Feeling lost for words? Word retraining programs for people with semantic dementia. Colloquium at the Alzheimer’s Centre - VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Savage, S., Butler, C., Baker, J., Hodges, J.R., & Zeman, A. (2017, February). A long-term follow-up in Transient Epileptic Amnesia: Prognosis over 10-20 years. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the British Neuropsychiatry Association, London, UK.
  • Savage, S., Butler, C., Milton, F., Han, Y., & Zeman, A. (2016, October). Nosing around olfaction: Investigating memory and sense of smell in transient epileptic amnesia. Paper presented at the Autumn Meeting of the British Neuropsychological Society (In Memory of Prof Glyn Humphreys), London, UK.
  • van Scherpenberg, C., Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Savage, S. (2016, September). Performance consistency as an indication of storage deficit in people with semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the 17th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Savage, S. (2015, December). Investigations in TIME: The puzzle of transient epileptic amnesia. Colloquium at the Exeter Neuroscience Research Seminar Series, Exeter, UK.
  • Savage, S,. Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2015, September). Holding onto words: retraining in Semantic Dementia can improve use, understanding and retention of words. Paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society, Biennial International Conference, London, UK.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Raiser, T., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Nickels, L. (2015, July). Lexical retrieval treatment for functionally-relevant vocabulary in primary progressive aphasia: Investigating generalisation to a structured interview. Poster session presented at the 12th Conference of the Neuropsychological Special Interest Group of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation, Daydream Island.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2015, July). Retaining vocabulary in Semantic Dementia: word retraining improves use, understanding and retention of words. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2015, July). That looks like the Queen, but it’s really Aunty Mary: Face-name training in semantic dementia. Poster session presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Togher, L. (2015, July). Aspects of natural conversation in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Poster session presented at the INS/ASSBI 5th Pacific Rim Conference, Sydney.
  • Savage, S. (2015, May). That smells fishy!: What your sense of smell can tell you about your brain. Presentation given at the Pint of Science, Exeter, UK.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2015, January). Giving words new life: benefits of word retraining in Semantic Dementia. Poster session presented at the GW4 dementia meeting, Bristol, UK.
  • Savage, S.A., Hornberger, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2015, January). Giving words new life: Benefits of word retraining in Semantic Dementia. Poster session presented at the GW4 Ageing and Dementia 2015 Conference, Bristol, UK.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Togher, L. (2014, November). Looking for trouble: Conversation behaviours in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Paper presented at the Biennial Higher Degree Research Conference - Imag!ne U - Creating the Future, Sydney.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Togher, L. (2014, November). Looking for trouble: Conversation breakdown in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Paper presented at the Primary Progressive Aphasia Research Symposium, Sydney.
  • Savage, S. (2014, October). Words over time: Maintaining benefits of word retraining in semantic dementia. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Savage, S. (2014, October). "Knowing what you don't know" - Language insight in semantic dementia. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Taylor, C.,Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Togher, L. (2014, October). Clinical application of understanding conversation in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the 10th International Frontotemporal Dementia Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Savage, S. (2014, September). Words over time: Maintaining benefits of word retraining in semantic dementia. Paper presented at the Inter-University Neuroscience and Mental Health Conference, Sydney.
  • Savage, S. (2014, August). Distinguishing subtypes in primary progressive aphasia: Application of the Sydney Language Battery. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Savage, S. (2014, August). Words over time: Maintaining benefits of word retraining in semantic dementia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Togher, L. (2014, June). Conversation in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Poster session presented at the 16th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Power, E., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Togher, L. (2014, March). Trouble and repair in conversation in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Sydney.
  • Ballard, K., Leyton, C.E., Vogel, A., Savage, S., & Hodges, J. (2013, November). Logopenic and nonfluent primary progressive aphasia are reliably differentiated by acoustic measures of speech production. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Chicago, USA.
  • Savage, S. (2013, November). Bringing words back to mind- improving word production in semantic dementia. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Savage, S. (2013, October). Giving words new life in dementia. Presentation given at the Trans-Tasman 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O. & Hodges, J.R. (2013, October). Distinguishing subtypes of Primary Progressive Aphasia. Paper presented at the 19th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Brisbane.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, October). When language goes wrong: Diagnosis and treatment of language disorders in young onset dementia. Presentation given at the Prince Charles Hospital Internal Medicine & Dementia Research Unit, Brisbane.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, August). Word retraining in semantic dementia: Giving forgotten words new life. Colloquium at the Speech Pathology Department, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney.
  • Savage, S., Hornberger, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, July). Can word retraining programs provide meaningful benefits to patients with semantic dementia? Poster session presented at the 10th Conference of the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Savage, S., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, July). Word retraining in semantic dementia: Can trained words generalise to other contexts? Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting 2013, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, January). Facilitating retrieval of functionally relevant vocabulary in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Mioshi, E., Lillo, P., Yew, B., Savage, S., Hsieh, S., Hodges, J.R., Kiernan, M.C., & Hornberger, M. (2012, December). Functional rating scales in ALS: Applicability of the frontotemporal dementia rating scale. Paper presented at the 23rd International Symposium on ALS/MND, Chicago, USA.
  • Savage, S., Hornberger, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, November). Platform presentation: Putting the mind to work: Benefits of word retraining in Semantic Dementia. Paper presented at the 18th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Launceston.
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Savage, S. & Hodges, J. (2012, October). Investigating the effectiveness of a home programme for maintaining word retrieval ability in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Leyton, C., Piguet, O., Savage, S., Burrell, J., & Hodges, J.R. (2012, September). Neural correlates of impaired naming and repetition in logopenic progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Manchester, UK.
  • Savage, S., Ballard, K., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2012, September). Bringing words back to mind: Word retraining in semantic dementia. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Manchester, UK.
  • Savage, S., Ballard, K., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2012, September). Bringing words back to mind: Word retraining in semantic dementia. Poster session presented at the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Manchester, UK.
  • Savage, S., Ballard, K., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2012, August). Bringing words back to mind: Word retraining in semantic dementia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Miller, L., Mioshi, E., Savage, S., Lah, S., Hodges, J., & Piguet, O. (2012, June). Carer burden in dementia: Impact of neuropsychological impairments, dementia type and demographic factors. Symposium conducted at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-year Meeting, Oslo, Norway.
  • Lillo, P., Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2011, December). MND and FTD: continuum or overlap? Poster session presented at the 22nd International Symposium on ALS/MND, Sydney.
  • Savage, S., Lillo, P., Kumfor, F., Hornberger, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J. (2011, December). Emotion Processing in MND and FTD. Presentation given at the 22nd International Symposium on ALS/MND, Sydney.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C. Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E. , Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2011, September). The right word at the right time: word retrieval treatment in progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society Biennial International Conference, Reading, England.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E., Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R (2011, September). Word retrieval treatment for functionally relevant vocabulary in progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the 26th Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Neuropsychologie, Aachen, Germany.
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E., Savage, S. & Hodges, J. (2011, September). Can retrieval of functionally relevant vocabulary be improved in progressive aphasia? Paper presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona.
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Lah, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Hsieh, S., Savage, S., Miller, L., Hodges, JR., & Piguet, O. (2011, August). Differential profiles of recent autobiographical memory retrieval in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Memory (ICOM5), York, UK.
  • Savage, S., Lillo, P., Kumfor, F., Hornberger, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J. (2011, July). Emotion Perception in MND and FTD. Paper presented at the 4th Joint Meeting of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and the International Neuropsychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Abel, S., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Ruggero L., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Croot, K. (2011, May). Therapy of word retrieval deficits for patients with progressive language impairments. Poster session presented at the Alzheimer's Australia 14th national conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Kumfor, F., Miller, L., Lah, S., Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2010, November). Emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the Tow Research Day, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Miller, L., Lah, S., Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2010, October). Emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia: Effects of salience. Paper presented at the 16th Annual APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference, Notre Dame University, Fremantle.
  • Kumfor, F., Miller, L., Lah, S., Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2010, September). Enhanced salience and emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the Biomedical Sciences Online Poster Exhibition, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Miller, L., Lah, S., Hsieh, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Savage, S., Hodges, JR., & Piguet, O. (2010, September). Enhanced salience and emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the 5th Annual Brain Sciences Symposium, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Savage, S., Mioshi, E., Ballard, K., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet O. (2010, September). Word retraining in semantic dementia: Does it work, is it worth it? Presentation given at the 16th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Freemantle, Western Australia..
  • Savage, S., Mioshi, E., Ballard, K., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet O. (2010, May). Word training in early semantic dementia. Presentation given at the 33rd Brain Impairment Conference ASSBI, Queensland, Australia.
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