A small piece of research done at the University of Edinburgh found that people who can speak more than one language get dementia up to five years later than those who don’t. It is thought that this is because their brains become more flexible, enabling them to get around damaging brain conditions at least for some time.
They studied a group of healthy retired people on the Isle of Skye, who did a week long, intensive course to learn Gaelic. Afterwards they did better in cognitive tests than their peers.
So, as long as you don’t mind cold, wet and windy weather, you can live another five years without dementia. Of course, you will have to move to Skye because there are not too many places where they speak Gaelic.
Still, the whisky might be some compensation for losing all your friends who live elsewhere and can’t speak the language.