How to improve your memory

We are all encouraged to keep our bodies active if we want to remain fit and strong further into old age. We’re also used to hearing that it’s important to keep our minds active and alert for the same reason. But that does not mean that we all need to take up Sudoku and crosswords!

We are all encouraged to keep our bodies active if we want to remain fit and strong further into old age. We&#x;re also used to hearing that it&#x;s important to keep our minds active and alert for the same reason. But that does not mean that we all need to take up Sudoku and crosswords!Research shows that there is a way to &#x;exercise the little grey cells&#x; that is even more fun and sociable than those worthy pastimes and is financially rewarding as well.According to Magali Perquin "It appears speaking more than two languages has a protective effect on memory in seniors who practice foreign languages over their lifetime or at the time of the study". Dr Parquin is co-author of a study conducted by CRP-Sant&#x; (The Public Research Centre for Health) in Luxembourg.&#x;The study involved 230 men and women with an average age of 73 who spoke two or more languages. Researchers found that people who spoke more than two languages are four times less likely to have cognitive impairment than bilinguals. The research was conducted in Luxembourg where there is a large population of multilingual people.*&#x;So if you want to keep your mental health and alertness for longer, you may need to start improving your foreign language skills. Best contact Robertson Languages straightaway before you forge! If you can&#x;t remember the email address, it&#x;s here:&#x;www.robertsonlanguages.co.uk.&#x;*Source: American Academy of Neurology (2011, February 23) &#x;Speaking foreign languages may help protect your memory&#x;. Retrieved May 22, 2013 from&#x;www.sciencedaily.com