Dementia Informative Speech

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You hear or see these words on a weekly, and sometimes on a daily basis: Dementia. However, sometimes we humans do not wrap our fingers around those words, not knowing what these words mean. Dementia is far more than simple words to assign a term for memory lost. Dementia raids the minds of innocent people’s life’s, without an actual cure. We lose thousands of people to these two diseases every year, but why hasn’t there been a cure? We have many people throughout the world sitting here, just like you or me, but they don’t know how to read anymore …show more content…
With this certain circumstance, we need to find a cure, but what exactly is Dementia?

Before we can get a cure, simple citizens around the world first have to understand what Dementia is. According to the Alzheimer’s Association at their website of alz.org, which is an official website for the two diseases, Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s Association also defines the word “dementia” as a general term we use for the decline of memory loss and mental ability for everyday life. Just hearing those definitions, most people still won’t understand why we need a cure, or they use these words carelessly and in the wrong situations. According to the Alzheimer’s Association Foundation, in both cases, the neurons of the brain who has the disease “break connections with other nerve cells and ultimately die.” That is a reason why short memory goes first. This disease is not a normal part of aging.
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There are treatments to slow the symptom’s and help with the behavioral issues but, those treatments do nothing, they make the person suffer even worse because they still aren’t the person they were 10 years before they developed the disease. Even more so, we need a cure so the problem of many families having to send their loved one to a nursing home. In a nursing home, with both Alzheimer’s and Dementia, they are at a risk of getting abused, which I have witnessed with my own grandfather who unfortunately passed away of this horrific disease because of neglect, abuse, under fed, etc. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Guide, studies showed that 60% of caregivers are verbally abusive, 14 percent are neglectful, and above all, five to ten

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