Speech on Alzheimers

Topics: Time, English-language films, Term Pages: 2 (738 words) Published: January 9, 2002
Hello my name is Nick and I am giving my speech on Alzheimer's Disease. I was thinking of what I could do for a speech. Then I thought I wanted to inform people on something that little know about. Then it hit me. Alzheimer's Disease it has affected my life so much and I know so much about it. So I am going to tell you how it has affected my life in more ways than one. Before I start I want you to imagine something. Look around you know everyone right? All these faces you see practically see everyday take all that you know about them and forget it. Can you do it? I can't. So try to imagine now that it could happen to you years down the road and the disease gets so bad you cannot remember your kids, your mother, or even your family. You probably are thinking right now, it will not happen to me. Well that is what my grandfather said about 6 years ago and now he cannot even remember my name.

7 years ago my grandfather was diagnosed with this disease. Back then he didn't believe it but these days he can't remember what he did 10 minutes ago. It all started when he would constantly forget were he would park his car or were he left his keys. At that point you don't really think that is Alzheimer's Disease at work. That is what the Doctors call Questionable 0.5.

From there it only got worse. He would leave stuff on the stove and just flat out forget that he was cooking anything at all. He would often forget were his own kids lived. It got so bad that we had to take his Drivers licenses away from him. This is called Moderate Stage 2.

Now my Grandfather is at the last stage called severe stage 3 the worse stage of them all. He does not remember anything at all. You may think that how could you possibly forget everything? Well you can't but you when you are diagnosed with this fatal disease you either go one way or the other you will lose your short term or you will lose your long term. More often you will lose your short term and work you...
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