It’s good to talk two languages

Candis health editor, Karen Evennett shares the latest health update…


Good news if you’re bilingual – speaking two languages has been found to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by four or five years, according to research at the University of Ghent. The average age of onset for people who speak one language is 73, but for those speaking two languages the disease tends not to appear until the age of 77. It seems that constantly and actively controlling two languages is like a workout for the brain. It challenges our grey cells and keeps them from degenerating.

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