Monday, November 11, 2013

Study: Bilingual Brains Can Better Resist Dementia

Another good reason to learn a language.    - - Donna Poisl

Written by Brian Krans

New research suggests that speaking a second language can delay dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by an average of four years.

Finding ways to preserve mental clarity as we age remains a major area of focus for neuroscientists. The current consensus is that an active, learning mind is one with the best chance of remaining sharp into its golden years.

New research published Wednesday in the journal Neurology suggests that people who speak more than one language have lower rates of three different types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s.
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