Foreign language training as cognitive therapy for age-related cognitive decline: A hypothesis for future research
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摘要Over the next fifty years, the number of older adults is set to reach record levels. Protecting older adults from the age-related effects of cognitive decline is one of the greatest challenges of the next few decades as it places increasing pressure on families, health systems, and economies on a global scale. The disease-state of age-related cognitive decline Alzheimer's disease and other dementias hijacks our consciousness and intellectual autonomy. However, there is evidence that cognitively stimulating activities protect against the adverse effects of cognitive decline. Similarly, bilingualism is also considered to be a safeguard. We propose that foreign language learning programs aimed at older populations are an optimal solution for building cognitive reserve because language learning engages an extensive brain network that is known to overlap with the regions negatively affected by the aging process. It is recommended that future research should test this potentially fruitful hypothesis. (C) 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Antoniou M, Gunasekera GM, Wong PCM
期刊名稱Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
出版年份2013
月份12
日期1
卷號37
期次10
出版社PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
頁次2689 - 2698
國際標準期刊號0149-7634
電子國際標準期刊號1873-7528
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Aging; Cognitive decline; Cognitive reserve; Language learning; Training
Web of Science 學科類別Behavioral Sciences; BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES; Neurosciences; NEUROSCIENCES; Neurosciences & Neurology

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