Tag Archives: Learning Two Languages

Cognitive Reserve: the Benefits of Mentally Challenging Occupations and Bilingualism (Daily Mail / Neurology / CMAJ / Neuropsychology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal suggests that having a challenging occupation can potentially halve the rate of decline in memory and thinking capacity in later life, compared to pursuing mentally undemanding work. Workers performing complex jobs (such as … Continue reading

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Bilingualism, Even if Acquired in Adulthood, Beneficial for Brain Ageing (BBC News / Annals of Neurology / Behavioural Neurology)

Summary Further research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh has investigated the apparent link between bilingualism and improvements in the rate of cognitive decline. Their latest research indicates that learning a second language … Continue reading

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Bilingualism Delays Dementia Onset? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary A study of 650 dementia patients in India indicates that people who speak two or more languages tend to have a delayed onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia. People who speak more than one language typically … Continue reading

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