International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 1-4
Received: May 6, 2016;
Accepted: May 24, 2016;
Published: Jun. 17, 2016
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Nusrat Shikhbabayev, Department of Translation and Interpretation, Qafqaz University, Khirdalan, Azerbaijan
Some facts from different reliable scientific sources show that learning a new language can lead to some health benefits which can fight off aging of the brain and keep our brain young for a longer time, as well as delay the onset of dementia or ward off Alzheimer’s disease that may occur in future.
Health Benefits of Being Multilingual, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2016, pp. 1-4.
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