Speaking more than two Languages has a Protective Effect on Memory

speaking twoAccording a study, individuals that speak more than 2 languages could lower their risk of developing memory problems.

It seems speaking more than 2 languages provides a protective effect on memory in elderly people who practice foreign languages throughout their life time or during the time of the research. The study included 230 individuals having an average age of 73 that had spoken or presently spoke 2 to 7 languages. Of these individuals, 44 documented cognitive issues; the remainder of the group experienced no memory problems.

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