Research linking bilingualism to preventing Alzheimer's
How bilingualism may protect against Alzheimer's!
According to new medicalnewstoday.com; research in the journal Neuropsychologia reveals that bilingualism makes changes in brain structure that are linked with resilience against Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment.
For example, one study discovered that , on average, a bilingual person prolonged developing Alzheimer's or dementia by as long as 4-5 years.
Theories behind the finding include that those who are bilingual have cognitive benefits retaining a stronger brain plasticity. A link to the article can be found bellow for those who are interested in learning more. Be safe and brush up on that second language during this down time!