As 2017 winds down, I can't help but think of all of the new year's resolutions that most of us make. Learning something new is usually on most lists! Learning a language helps to stretch our brains and no matter what your age, there is always the potential to learn. There have been many studies done on learning languages and the relationship to alzheimer's disease.

Recent studies have shown that speaking more than one language could prevent alzheimer's.

A study done by Brian Gold, a neuroscientist at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, is the latest evidence. To test the idea, he had older people who grew up bilingual do an attention-switching task, a skill that typically fades with age. Earlier research has f...

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