Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Learning a New Language Against Alzheimer's Disease – Part 2 - Alzheimer's 9

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- Learning a New Language Against Alzheimer's Disease – Part 1 - Alzheimer's 9



Image 1- Learning Spanish.

Brian Gold, a neuroscientist found that people who bilingual since childhood are better at the high order thinking than monolingual seniors.

Craik and his colleagues conducted research for 211 patients who diagnosed with probable Alzheimer's in clinics at Baycrest, Toronto, Canada.

They classified the patients in two groups as:

- bilingual (102 patients)
- and as monolingual (109 patients).



Image 2- White flower

He said “We found that the bilingual patients had been diagnosed 4.3 years later and had reported the onset of symptoms 5.1 years later than the monolingual patients. Bilingualism thus appears to contribute to cognitive reserve, which acts to compensate for the effects of accumulated neuropathology”



Image 3- Learn French from Google Play

The data confirm that lifelong bilingualism give a protection against the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.

How about learning a new language in adulthood?

Learning a second language increase the density of grey-matter” Michelli (2004) published his research in Nature. “The degree of structural organization in this region is modulated by proficiency attained and the age of acquisition”

To avoid cognitive decline, keep our brain healthy by applying “use it or lose it” with learning a new language.

Have you interested to learn a new language?

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12 comments:

  1. I am interested in learning Spanish!

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  2. Muy interesante lo que nos dices, va ser cuestión que todos aprendamos como mínimo dos lenguas. Un fuerte abrazo.

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  3. En Catalunya todo el mundo, en mayor o menor grado, es bilingüe como mínimo (español y catalán) y muchos son trilingües con el inglés u otros idiomas.

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  4. Aprender não ocupa lugar. Gostei da publicação .)
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    Beijo e uma boa tarde.

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  5. Grazie, sempre molto interessante leggerti!

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  6. Very good, learning a new language help for all, thanks.

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  7. Todas las posibilidades de poner freno a esta terrible enfermedad han sido un fracaso hasta este momento. Es muy buena noticia que el aprendizaje de un nuevo idioma ralentice el proceso en unos cinco años. Es, además, algo de lo que ninguna persona está libre, porque puede presentarse en cualquier momento. Gracias por esta valiosa información. Saludos cordiales.

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    1. Thanks to visit my blog-
      Learning a New Language Against Alzheimer's Disease – Part 2 - Alzheimer's 9
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      Image 2- White flower

      He said “We found that the bilingual patients had been diagnosed 4.3 years later and had reported the onset of symptoms 5.1 years later than the monolingual patients. Bilingualism thus appears to contribute to cognitive reserve, which acts to compensate for the effects of accumulated neuropathology”

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  8. Interesante estudio frente a una enfermedad terrible. Un abrazo. Carlos

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  9. Um grande estudo, sobre uma doença tão terrível.

    Tenha uma boa noite.

    Beijos

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  10. Interesting study. I would love to be bilingual in Spanish but have not use for it so it would be difficult to keep up the knowledge. Maybe I should just go for it anyway for a healthy brain.

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  11. Que interesante, que hagan descubrimientos para esta enfermedad es necesario. Un abrazo y buen fin de semana.

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