publication . Article . 2016

The impact of bilinguism on cognitive aging and dementia: Finding a path through a forest of confounding variables

Thomas H. Bak;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Jan 2016
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>Within the current debates on cognitive reserve, cognitive ageing and dementia increasingly showing a positive effect of mental, social and physical activities on health in older age, bilingualism remains one of the most controversial issues. Some reasons for it might be social or even ideological. However, one of the most important genuine problems facing bilingualism research is the high number of potential confounding variables. Bilingual communities often differ from monolingual ones in a range of genetic and environmental variables. In addition, within the same population, bilingual individuals could be different from the outset from those who remai...
Subjects
free text keywords: cognitive ageing, confounding variables, dementia, Linguistics and Language, Language and Linguistics, Cognitive reserve, Confounding, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Causality, medicine.disease, medicine, g factor, Developmental psychology, Neuroscience of multilingualism, Psychology
Related Organizations
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . 2016

The impact of bilinguism on cognitive aging and dementia: Finding a path through a forest of confounding variables

Thomas H. Bak;