Alzheimer’s Disease Onset Delayed In Bilingual People

 

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A new study in the journal Neurology indicates that speaking a second language can help fend off the development of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Research indicates that those who speak a foreign language are likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years later than those who only speak one language.  Brain scans indicated that bilingual people demonstrate superior cognitive function even when they have more advanced brain deterioration when compared to their single language speaking counterparts.  Previous studies have established that speech and language issues are linked to dementia.  Source: http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Non-food/Disease/language_delays_onset_of_dementia_0219110210.html

 

 

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