Neuropsychological profiles and verbal abilities in lifelong bilinguals with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Kowoll2015NeuropsychologicalPA,
  title={Neuropsychological profiles and verbal abilities in lifelong bilinguals with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Magdalena Eva Kowoll and Christina Degen and Saskia Gladis and Johannes Schr{\"o}der},
  journal={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={1257-68}
}
Bilingualism is associated with enhanced executive functioning and delayed onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here, we investigated neuropsychological differences between mono- and bilingual patients with MCI and AD as well as the respective effects of dementia on the dominant and non-dominant language of bilinguals. 69 patients with MCI (n = 22) or AD (n = 47) and 17 healthy controls were included. 41 subjects were classified as lifelong bilinguals (mean age… CONTINUE READING