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Impact of Bilingualism on Cognitive Outcome After Stroke
and purpose: Bilingualism has been associated with slower cognitive ageing and a later onset of dementia. In this study, we aimed to determine whether bilingualism also influences cognitive outcome after stroke. Methods: We examined 608 ischemic stroke patients from a large stroke registry and studied the role of bilingualism in predicting post-stroke cognitive impairment in the absence of dementia. Results: A larger proportion of bilinguals had normal cognition compared to monolinguals (40.5 %doi:10.1161/strokeaha.115.010418 pmid:26585392 fatcat:d35us3mfkzelrf5ueoqve3zxri