Saturday, 19 May 2018

Learning a new language or playing a musical instrument could be the key to avoiding dementia

Playing a musical instrument or learning another language could protect against dementia, according to research.

Brain scans showed that musicians and bilinguals are able to activate different regions of the brain, which uses less energy.

These areas of the brain make use of different networks which means less brain activity is required to complete certain functions, hence more efficient and they are less likely to develop dementia.

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