Aging in two languages: Implications for public health.

  title={Aging in two languages: Implications for public health.},
  author={Ellen Bialystok and Jubin Abutalebi and Thomas H Bak and Deborah M. Burke and Judith F. Kroll},
  journal={Ageing research reviews},
With the population aging and a dramatic increase in the number of senior citizens, public health systems will be increasingly burdened with the need to deal with the care and treatment of individuals with dementia. We review evidence demonstrating how a particular experience, bilingualism, has been shown to protect cognitive function in older age and delay onset of symptoms of dementia. This paper describes behavioral and brain studies that have compared monolingual and bilingual older adults… CONTINUE READING
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