Alzheimer's Disease Argumentative Essay

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Alzheimer’s is a deadly disease which cannot be slowed, cured, or prevented. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder where memory loss and steady cognitive decline is caused by the death of brain cells. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, which causes this disease to be the sixth leading cause of death in the United States according to the Alzheimer’s Association. People with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers should be informed of their diagnosis so can plan ahead and make good financial and medical decisions, so they can make use of their final days, and so they can take the opportunity to make amends with those they have wronged. Alzheimer’s patients need to know what the future holds so they have the opportunity to plan out future financial and medical complications. The Alzheimer’s Association in their article “Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures” states that it is better to be diagnosed before the disease progresses so that one can prepare with his family. Others may think patients who are told their diagnosis may become depressed or worried; however, Alzheimer’s patients deserve to know about their diagnosis before others around them do. “Alzheimer’s disease Facts and Figures” also states that when …show more content…
The article “The Pros and Cons of a Predictive Alzheimer’s Test” written by Esther Heerema, states that if a person has the chance to right the wrongs, he will be able to have more peace with himself as the disease progresses. Some argue that even though he has apologized, it may not give him peace because he may not be forgiven; however, even though even may not be forgiven, it will allow him to know that he has done everything he could to fix the situation. When a person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he should be notified so he can right the wrongs he feels he have

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