Bilingualism delays clinical manifestation of Alzheimer's disease

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Woumans, Evy; Santens, Patrick; Sieben, Anne; Versijpt, Jan; Stevens, Michaël; Duyck, Wouter;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Journal: issn: 1366-7289
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S136672891400087X
  • Subject: COGNITIVE DECLINE | WHITE-MATTER INTEGRITY | SENTENCE CONTEXT | DEMENTIA RISK | ONSET | RESERVE | Alzheimer's disease | dementia | bilingualism | cognitive reserve | cognitive aging

The current study investigated the effects of bilingualism on the clinical manifestation of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a European sample of patients. We assessed all incoming AD patients in two university hospitals within a specified timeframe. Sixty-nine monolinguals ... View more
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