6. One of the benefits of learning a second language is that helps to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
A study published in the journal Annals of Neurology by Dr. Thomas Bak from the University of Edinburgh explains some of the benefits of being bilingual. First, the study explains that people who speak more than one language have improved cognitive skills and suffer less cognitive deterioration than their monolingual counterparts, especially when it comes to reading and writing. The study also states that those who speak two languages slow brain aging, regardless of the age when they learn the second language. There’s no reason not to start now!