Quicklink: Alzheimer’s Delayed by Bilingualism

In a study published earlier this week in the journal Neurology, Canadian researchers looking at the medical records of 211 patients diagnosed with probable Alzheimer’s disease found that bilingualism could ward off the onset of symptoms by five years.

“The present data confirm results from an earlier study, and thus we conclude that lifelong bilingualism confers protection against the onset of Alzheimer’s disease,” the study’s authors concluded.