A very interesting article from The Scotsman about the benefits of language learning.( ://www.scotsman.com/news/speaking-languages-protects-against-dementia-study-finds-1-4335934 )
An excerpt from the article:
“Being able to speak another language protects against dementia and other age-related decline in brain power, a new study found.
People who are bilingual are better at saving brain power and less prone to be distracted as their brains get wired.So they use less of the brain than those who speak just one language. And they rely less on the frontal areas of the brain which are vulnerable to ageing explaining why the brains of bilinguals are better equipped at staving off the signs of cognitive ageing or dementia.”