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Project: Effects of bilingualism on cognitive functioning and development of dementia

project duration
01-JUL-11 – 30-APR-16
abstract
Recent studies demonstrated that in bi- and multilinguals the clinical manifestations of dementia occurred more than 4 years later than in monolinguals. A possible explanation for this bilingual advantage may be related to better functioning cognitive controle mechanisms. This research proposal will investigate the underlying cognitive and language processes associated with the bilingual advantages in patients with dementia.