Comparison of cognitive function in the monolingual and bilingual elderly
Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: January 30, 2015, 18 (10); e74010
January 29, 2015
Article Type: Brief Report
November 26, 2014
January 06, 2015
M A, Rashedi
G. Comparison of cognitive function in the monolingual and bilingual elderly,
J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci.
Cognitive disorders are prevalent in the elderly. In recent years numerous studies have been conducted on the cognitive performance changes related to aging. Bilingualism affects cognitive processing during lifetime. Due to the large number of bilingual and elderly people in Iran, it is necessary to carry out studies on the cognitive performance of the elderly bilingual people. In this study, AMTs scale was used to compare the cognitive skills of the elderly bilingual and monolingual people. The results indicated elderly bilingual people had better cognitive performance than monolingual ones.
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