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Cactus Language on the BBC News

Cactus Language on the BBC News: Language Learning and Dementia

A recent report by the Lancet Commission on demention prevention released last week highlighted that more than a third of dementia cases might be avoided if aspects of lifestyle such as education, exercise, blood pressure and hearing were addressed. With approximately 45 million dementia sufferers in the world, there will be an estimated 1.2 million people living with dementia in England and Wales by 2040.

Reporting on this topic, the national BBC News team selected Cactus Language Courses to highlight the importance of keeping your brain active throughout your life as one of the key ways of avoiding dementia.

Keeping the mind active throughout life, like with this Spanish class, helps to build what the study calls ‘cognitive reserve’. Strengthening the brain so that it can function in later life, despite damage.

Learning a language gives your brain a ‘work-out’ and it has been recognised that keeping your mind active, throughout your life, plays a hugely important role in your overall health.

The BBC featured a Cactus Language Spanish class to demonstrate the learning environment and spoke to some of our students about the topic and the role that language learning plays in exercising your brain. If you are interested in joining a language class you can find out more about what happens behind the classroom door.

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