Researchers say these studies suggest the mental challenge of speaking more than one language can boost cognitive reserve – an improved ability of the brain to cope with damaging influences such as stroke or dementia.
Delicious food at Caraffini's - but book first! I went for a lunch with a friend in a lovely Italian restaurant called Caraffini's, just by Sloane Square in London. Terrific Italian food - served by genuinely Italian staff. At the end of the meal I asked for the bill in Italian...what a reaction! Suddenly the waiter smiled, the owner of the restaurant came over to ask how I knew Italian. I explained I am learning and and that my wife is Italian...we chatted for a while. Suddenly I wasn't a customer - I was a friend [...]