Scientists have found that bilingual seniors are better at skills that can fade with age than their monolingual peers. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Brain scans using Amyvid dye to highlight beta-amyloid plaques in the brain. Clockwise from top left: a cognitively normal subject; an amyloid-positive patient with Alzheimer's disease; a patient with mild cognitive impairment who progressed to dementia during a study; and a patient with mild cognitive impairment. Slide courtesy of the journal Neurology hide caption

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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A PET scan of the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease. U.S. National Institute on Aging/via Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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TimeSlips is a program based on the idea that storytelling can be therapeutic for people with dementia. Dick Blau/TimeSlips hide caption

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