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Pat Summitt's announcement that she has early onset dementia is already focusing more attention on the disease. Summitt, who has won more college basketball games than any other coach in history, says she will continue to coach as long as she is able. Meanwhile, many of us are wondering what we can do to avoid dementia as we get older.

Did you know that learning another language can help you? Research shows that people who are bilingual report the onset of symptoms 5 years later than people who are monolingual. Switching between languages stimulates the brain and although the effect is more pronounced in people who are using the languages every day, even practicing a new language you are learning can help.

Read more about being bilingual and Alzheimer's here.

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