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Tuesday, 12 November 2013
In the largest study on the topic to date, researchers have found that speaking a second language may delay the onset of three types of dementia.
Study author Suvarna Alladi, DM, with Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India, and colleagues examined 648 people from India with an average age of 66 who were diagnosed with dementia. Among the participants, 391 spoke two or more languages. A total of 240 had Alzheimer’s, 189 had vascular dementia, 116 had frontotemporal dementia, and the rest had dementia with Lewy bodies and mixed dementia.
Researchers found that people who spoke two developed dementia four and a half years later than people who only spoke one language.
SOURCE: Neurology, November 2013