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Speaking More than One Language May Delay Onset of Dementia

New research suggests that speaking more than one language may delay the onset of different types of dementia.  In fact, say investigators, bilingualism appears to be more important than the level of education in warding off dementias.  In a study carried out in India, researchers assessed the effect of bilingualism in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, which tends to strike people at a younger age, vascular dementia, Lewy bodies dementia and mixed ...

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