Study: Bilingualism delays Alzheimer’s
People who speak more than one language can push off the possibility of Alzheimer’s Disease to a later age, says a new study.
According to a new study by Ghent University in Belgium, bilinguals typically develop Alzheimer's Disease at a later age than monolinguals, people who speak one language. Researchers found that the estimated age for bilinguals to develop the disease was 77, while the estimated age for monolinguals was 73.
Researchers also previously found that bilingualism helped brains work more efficiently, like more easily switching from task to task, than the brain of a person who speaks only one language.
Now go add Rosetta Stone to your Christmas list.