Cognitive Reserve and Parkinson Disease : Can an extra Language help in more ways than one ?

Title of the study : Cognitive Reserve and Parkinson Disease : Can an extra Language help in more ways than one ?

Principle Investigator : Dr. Jean Pierre Gagné

Collaborator: Dr. Oury Monchi

Site address : Institut Universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, 4565 Queen Mary H3W 1W5

Abstract : Given the evidence on the effect of the bilingualism on enhancing cognitive control capacities,  so that  bilingual healthy elderly population would show better-conserved cognitive capacity, compared with their monolingual peers, when performing tasks that involve executive functions, attention, and working memory, the research team hypothesis that life long bilingualism may help delaying or moderating cognitive symptoms of Parkinson disease.