It's a likable notion that learning a foreign language might help stave off cognitive decline and dementia in our senior years. But is it true? Studies suggest positive benefits to bilingualism in old age but are generally small and inconclusive. Still, there are intrinsic benefits to learning a second language.
Reflections on "It's Never too Late to Be What You Might Have Been," a quote attributed to Victorian-era novelist George Eliot.
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