Outline Of A Speech On Alzheimer 's Speech

1474 Words Sep 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Jordon Wong
Alzheimer’s speech
I don’t remember a time when my grandpa knew who I was. He had a disease that affected me and my family personally. In fact, I’m guessing that many of you sitting in the audience have also been affected by this horrible disease. The disease I am talking about is Alzheimer’s. Did you know that 1 in every 9 people age 65 or older have it? And even worse 1 in every 3 people age 85 or older are affected by it. Many of you may already know something about Alzheimer’s, but let me give you a brief run down. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include memory loss, difficulty completing simple tasks, confusion with time or place, problems with speaking or writing, changes in mood or personality, and increased anxiety. Now I know you may be thinking, he is just describing the freshmen sitting in the back. But don’t be fooled, all they suffer from is a lack of sleep and rampant immaturity, but for older people these are symptoms of a disease that wreaks havoc on families throughout the world.
People with Alzheimer’s try to continue doing normal everyday activities. Depending on how bad the progression of the disease is, this could be a very dangerous situation for them and could make their loved one’s very worried. One time, my grandpa decided that he was going to go to the store to buy groceries. So he took the car keys, hopped in the car and drove to the grocery store without my grandma realizing that he had gone. He bought some groceries then started going back…

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