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Learn a New Language

Learn a New Language

Not only will learning a new language be fun and useful, but evidence shows it can also work wonders for your brain.

In a recent study, researchers found evidence that being bilingual could delay the onset of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. A comparison of bilingual and monolingual patients' brain CT scans showed that it took greater amounts of brain atrophy for symptoms to manifest in bilingual people, meaning that being fluent in another language could delay the debilitating effects of the disease. A separate study reinforced bilingualism's brain-boosting power, showing that juggling two languages may improve one's capacity to prioritize tasks and work on several projects at a time.

By MedHelp Editors. Published January 3, 2012.