Does Bilingualism Delay the Development of Dementia?

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Amy L Atkinson;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Ubiquity Press
  • Journal: Journal of European Psychology Students (issn: 2222-6931, eissn: 2222-6931)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5334/jeps.375
  • Subject: Neurosciences. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry | Psychology | bilingualism; dementia; degree of bilingualism; language proficiency; age of acquisition | language proficiency | age of acquisition | RC321-571 | degree of bilingualism | BF1-990 | dementia | Psychology, bilingualism, dementia | bilingualism

It has been suggested that bilingualism (where individuals speak two languages) may delay the development of dementia. However, much of the research is inconclusive. Some researchers have reported that bilingualism delays the onset and diagnosis of dementia, whilst othe... View more
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