Learning a Language could protect your brain from Alzheimer's and Dementia



The benefits of language learning are plenty. From improving your memory and decision-making skills to increasing your attention span and perceptual sensitivity, there is no doubt that a new language is good for brain health.


New research is showing that learning a language can also slow the rate of Alzheimers and dementia as well, or even delay its onset by years. MRI scans have demonstrated the retention of gray matter in crucial brain areas of bilingual patients. The action of switching between languages seems to be the cause, as it helps to build up associations in areas of the brain linked to executive control.


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Source:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5363123/Learning-language-protect-ALZHEIMERS.html#:~:targetText=Learning%20a%20second%20language%20really,being%20robbed%20of%20their%20memory.



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