The Benefits of Learning a Second LanguageNovember 1, 2018
Learning a second language can be difficult. In fact, most people will associate it with it being too “difficult” for adults to grasp a hold of, let alone seniors.
It is all a myth, however, because studies have shown that picking up another language is good for seniors. Although the website, Our Parents, says that children are able to adapt quicker to a second language due to fewer distractions such as not working or having bills to pay, adults have a stronger sense of grammar, syntax, and pronunciation. In addition, learning a second language as a senior is said to be a “better” idea because as we get older, our cognitive ability decreases. But studies have shown that learning a second language will help decrease the chances, or at least the brain thinking quickly and making decisions.
Some other perks of learning a second language are not only boosting the brain power, but making one being able to multi-task; improved memory; stalled dementia and Alzheimer’s; and improving the first spoken language (Examined Existence, 2015).
A-1 Home Care is flexible when it comes to the care of our senior patients. With our twenty-four service, our caregivers can also assist their patients with hobbies such as reading or studying another language. Our agency is all about support and building a lifelong trust and bond with our senior patients. If you would like to hear more about our services, then be sure to call at (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400.