Alzheimer's Speech Outline

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Thesis: Alzheimer's effects millions of people in America and around the world. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that is very fatal, and causes memory loss and effects daily life, and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. I. What is Alzheimer’s? A. What it does. B. How It Can Effect Daily Life. C. Alois Alzheimer’s. II. Signs and Symptoms. A. Being Repetitive. B. Memory Loss. C. Forgetting What Something Is Used For. D. Losing Track Of Stuff. III. Treatments A. Tests for Alzheimer’s. B. Medication. C. Trying to find a cure. IV. Estimated Amount Of Cases A. Cases in the United States. B. Cases in the world. C. First case ever recorded. D. Prevention. E. Support Groups. F. Survival Rates. V. Myths to Alzheimer’s. A. Memory loss…show more content…
Like, memory loss is a natural part to aging, or that the Alzheimer’s disease is not fatal a fatal disease. It is completely normal for older people to forget stuff, like the name of a friend the person has recently met. Alzheimer’s may cause someone to forget the name of a long time friend, or forget what road to take to get home. Alzheimer’s is a very fatal disease, it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Elderly people are the only that can get Alzheimer’s, is another myth for Alzheimer’s. Many people have early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The youngest case to have is a twenty-seven year old, the person is unknown. During the 1960’s and 1970’s aluminum product’s became a possible “suspect” for Alzheimer’s. Studies have failed to confirm this myth. Aspartame, which is an artificial sweetener was also thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s. It was proposed by a U.S. doctor, his medical license was suspended by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, it was found that older people who were vaccinated for the flu had a lower risk of getting Alzheimer’s. Silver fillings were thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s because of the mercury in silver. Silver in certain forms is known to be toxic to the brain and other organs. In March 1991 the Dental Devices Panel concluded that there was no evidence that proved this myth. Another common myth is that there are treatments to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s. FDA-approved…show more content…
The risk of developing Alzheimer’s greatly increases after the age of sixty-five. Most elder’s over the age of eighty-five have Alzheimer’s. Your risk of getting Alzheimer’s seem’s to be slightly higher if a parent and/or older brother or sister have the disease. Scientist have found rare mutations in three genes that virtually guarantee a person will have Alzheimer’s. These mutations account for less than five percent of Alzheimer’s. Women have a higher risk to develop Alzheimer’s than men, mostly because they tend to live longer than men. People with Mild Cognitive Impairment have memory problems or other problems that are worse than might be expected for a certain age. People with past head trauma or multiple head trauma incidents have a higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s. There are no factor’s that have been shown to to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Some things that put someone at risk of heart disease can put someone at greater risk of getting Alzheimer’s like; not enough exercise, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, elevated homocysteine levels, badly controlled diabetes, and a diet that is lacking fruits and/or vegetables. A higher level of education, a job that stimulates the patient, being involved in mentally challenging activities like; video games, reading or writing, or playing a musical instrument, and a lot of social interactions can reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s

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