The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo56° Breezy

Saturday

Hi77° Breezy

Saturday Night

Lo57° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi76° Mostly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo57° Partly Cloudy

Labor Day

Hi79° Mostly Sunny

Monday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi78° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo54° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi76° Mostly Sunny

Study: Speaking two languages can keep dementia at bay

Send to Kindle
Print This

LOS ANGELES — People who spoke two languages developed dementia 4 1/2 years later than those who spoke just one — even in people who were illiterate, said scientists who reviewed the records of hundreds of dementia patients.

The study is the largest to date to document the delay of dementia in bilingual people and the first to suggest that education level alone can’t explain the difference, the researchers said. The researchers also controlled their results for age, sex, occupation and rural versus urban living.

View my optionsorSign in