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A new study that being bilingual may dementia by five or more years. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland discovered that people who spoke two languages did not show any of three types of dementia for more than four years than those who were monolingual. A of the report, Dr. Thomas Bak, said: "Bilingualism can be seen as a brain training, contributing to reserve, which can help delay dementia." This means that speaking languages keeps the brain in better and helps to keep diseases like Alzheimer's at for longer than if someone spoke just one language.

Dr Bak's research found that bilingualism and the of dementia had to do with social status, gender, occupation or educational . Bak's team evaluated the medical of 648 people from India who had been diagnosed with dementia. Of these , 391 were bilingual or trilingual and many were illiterate. Dr Bak wrote: "The fact that advantage is not caused by any differences in education is confirmed by the that it was also found in , who have never attended any school." He suggested that learning a language later in could keep the brain healthier. He said language learning was "socially more enjoyable, and it forces your brain to train ".

 


 

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