Marie-Hélène de Spiegeleer

“Studying is the best way to stop dementia”, says Marie-Hélène de Spiegeleer, 76, a former council manager, who after her retirement studied Chinese history at Ghent University. Today she can speak seven languages, including Mandarin, and leads tours around China, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Canada. Last year she published her first book De Islam in China.

Marie-Helene de Spiegeleer aging education

Published in Readers’s Digest 10/12