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Speaking multiple languages linked to better cognitive functions after stroke

BY AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Bilingual patients were twice as likely as those who spoke one language to have normal cognitive functions after a stroke, in a study reported in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Previous research found bilingualism may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

“People tend to think […]

SimpleScience@Heart: Early brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech

Electrical brain stimulation may help stroke survivors recover speech and language skills more quickly, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Stroke patients treated with non-invasive brain stimulation along with speech therapy had three times the improvement in speech and language compared with patients who had […]