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Last week, National Public Radio (NPR) reported a story that bilingual children may have more brain power and that Alzheimer’s disease may be delayed or averted if one speaks multiple languages.

Hmm, I wonder if bilinguals have more brain power, than those of us who speak many languages must be total geniuses! Ha ha ha!

Here’s the beginning of the story:

“In an interconnected world, speaking more than one language is becoming increasingly common. Approximately one-fifth of Americans speak a non-English language at home, and globally, as many as two-thirds of children are brought up bilingual.

Research suggests that the growing numbers of bilingual speakers may have an advantage that goes beyond communication: It turns out that being bilingual is also good for your brain.”

Here’s the link: http://www.npr.org/2011/04/04/135043787/being-bilingual-may-boost-your-brain-power