Being Bilingual could help in restricting Alzheimers. Image by pixabay.com
Bilingualism could combat brain changes seen in Alzheimer's

Learning to speak multiple languages seem to have benefits beyond the social. Researcher Natalie Philips and colleagues of Concordia University, have shown that knowledge of a second language was associated with higher brain cortex thickness and tissue density in the frontal and medial temporal lobes which are the regions associated with language and cognitive control in patients with Alzheimers disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Bilingualism was also associated with delayed symptoms of these conditions as compared to those who spoke just one language.

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