Bilingual People Better At Stroke Recovery

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A new study adds to evidence that bilingualism strengthens the brain. 608 stroke patients were studied, and it was shown that post-stroke, bilinguals were more likely to enjoy normal cognition compared with monolinguals (40.5% versus 19.6%). On the other hand, there were no differences in the frequency of aphasia.

Links to two articles about the study, together with the study itself, have been posted in Alzheimer’s > Amelioration/Prevention > Speaking Two Languages:

Speaking More Than One Language Eases Stroke Recovery

Languages help stroke recovery, study says

Published research:
Impact of Bilingualism on Cognitive Outcome After Stroke [Abstract free; full text: paywall]

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