Would you learn a new language if it would help your health?Would you learn a new language if it would help your health? You may have heard that bilingual children actually have more brainpower than kids who grow up speaking only one language. (Learn more about the cognitive advantages that bilingual kids have here.) But could speaking multiple languages help you at the other end of life as well? Neuroscientists now say yes. Bilingualism appears to …
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- dementia pugilistica,
Origin of dementia praecox
1895–1900; < New Latin: precocious dementia
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Word Origin for dementia praecox
C19: New Latin, literally: premature dementia
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Schizophrenia. No longer in technical use.
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