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Why Learning a New Language May Help Slow Down Senility


February 12, 2018 in: learning a new language may slow down senility,

As we age, our physical as well as mental facilities start to deteriorate a little.

Little by little, our brain becomes unable to perform all its functions at its optimum level. This is something that is just an aftermath of old age, but it does not mean that we cannot delay its arrival. While it is true that our bodies eventually will get weaker, but this is not a good excuse for any senior to just give up working on themselves.

So, if you too are looking for ways to delay the aftermath of old age, start taking action today. The quicker you start, the higher the chances of you being successful in your mission.

Slow Down the Brain Aging Process:

If you are particularly interested in slowing down the brain aging process, did you know that learning a new language may just be the thing that could help you?

That’s right!

As it is, learning a language requires the brain to work in a manner that can even make it work better for longer! So what is the catch? Why does that happen?

When you begin to learn a new language, you will notice that there is just so much to retain. From vocabulary and pronunciation to grammar rules, there is a lot to learn. 

Since we are talking about learning a new language, this means that you already know one or two (perhaps, even more than that!) already. When you add another language on to this stack of languages, your brain is required to work harder as it alternates between the rules and contexts of one language and that of the other.

One might think that all this extra work may tire the brain but science proves otherwise. This “hard work” keeps the brain up and running and it stays in good shape. So as you continue to age, your brain’s ability to learn, store and recall stuff remains in good shape too.

Learning a new language may even keep a senior happily occupied. It is not just a fun activity to learn a different language, but it is also one which is purposeful. As it is, seniors can sometimes feel very alienated from the other members of the society because while they may have more free time now that they are retired and all, but others in the family may not.

So why not keep engaged while learning a new language?

Most seniors crave the company of other seniors too so that they can have peers they can relate with. A senior living community, in such a scenario can be of great help. Palazzo Senior Living Community in Phoenix, AZ provides an excellent platform for seniors to be a part of a community which understands all their needs and requirements. And nicely, it caters to them accordingly, too!

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