To Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Learn a Language?

October 10, 2011 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

Talk about the power of words—speaking at least two languages may slow dementia in the aging brain, new research shows.

Ellen Bialystok, a psychologist at York University in Toronto, Canada, says that being “bilingual is one way to keep your brain active—it’s part of the cognitive-reserve approach to brain fitness,” Bialystok said.

And when it comes to exercising the brain by learning another language, she added, “the more the better—and every little bit helps.”

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To Stave Off Alzheimer’s, Learn a Language?.

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