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Bilingualism and Health Benefits: Learning another Language Can Help Sharpen Your Brain Even When Under Attack by Alzheimer's

Feb 20, 2011

Invest in the health of your brain by learning a foreign language now.  The benefits of learning a new language have been linked to improved health in an article published by Lauran Neergaard.  His article focuses specially on how bilingualism can delay the onset of alzheimer's in patients afflicted by the brain disease.  Even those who tackle a new language later in life can gain huge benefits.  So the more proficient you become, the better, but each little bit helps make you healthier.  

So if you are the parents of children, start speaking with them in both languages.  They will surprise you by how fast they can learn both languages.  At an early age, they have learned to exercise their executive control.