Dementia is a common disease that often takes place in old age. It develops as a result of pathological processes in the nervous tissue of the brain. Dementia leads to memory loss and level of logical thinking. U.S. scientists have conducted a study which found that knowing two or more languages significantly reduces the risk of developing senile dementia. The study results were published in the journal Neurology.
The study touched 650 volunteers elderly. More than half of the subjects knew at least two languages and they can comfortably handle. Research has shown that people who are fluent in several languages rarely suffer from dementia and other diseases of the nervous system. It should be noted that this workout for the brain reduces the risk of symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Scientists say that dementia was influenced by the person's social status, level of education, gender and type of activity, which he practiced for life. Influenced the development of the disease and place of residence: city or village.