Speaking more than one language may lower dementia risk
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November 13, 2013
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Speaking more than one language may lower dementia risk
In the largest study to date on the link between language skills and dementia, people who spoke two languages staved off the disease years longer than people who only spoke one language. Researchers said that speaking more than one language may lead to better development of the areas of the brain that handle executive functions and attention tasks, which may protect against dementia. More research is needed in this area to confirm and expand on these intriguing findings.

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