Lonely Man of Cake

January 14, 2007

Bilingualism and Dementia

Filed under: General — lonelymanofcake @ 10:48 am

A new study has suggested that “the lifelong use of two languages can help delay the onset of dementia symptoms by four years compared to people who are monolingual.” That the study comes from a conglomerate of Canadian scientists is significant in assessing the objectivity of the study, considering the country’s well known advocacy of bilingualism (though see the interesting statistics here). Nonetheless, I’ll take those four years any day.

(Via Wired)


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