An informative speech about Alzheimer’s Disease
General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To let the class know more about the Alzheimer’s Disease. Thesis: Alzheimer’s Disease is a common disease for older people and everyone should know what it is. INTRODUCTION
I. Did you know that there are over 26 million cases of Alzheimer’s Disease in the world? II. Does anyone know anyone with this disease? My grandfather had this disease. III. I’m going to give you guys some information about this disease so you will know its symptoms and effects.
A. Alzheimer's disease is a common disease that mostly affects people over the age of 65.
B. Characteristics and Symptoms of the disease
C. Stages of the disease and how it works.
Transition: Alzheimer's disease is a disease that usually only people over the age of 65 will get. BODY
I. Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common disease is people over the age of 65.
A. According to … there are over 26 million cases of the disease
B. This disease is most common in people over the age 65
Transition: many people misstate the early signs of the disease and mistake them for common old
age mistakes. II. This disease has several symptoms
A. The main symptom is a progressive loss of memory.
B. leads to severe dementia and eventually death
Transition: these symptoms don't all happen at once, they happened in stages III. The disease is classified into four stages.
A. They are early dementia, early, moderate, and advanced
B The disease is diagnosed by the person's behaviors
I. Summary: in conclusion, alzheimer's disease is a problem for people over the age of 65 that can be
difficult to deal with and will eventually lead to an earlier death.
A. Did you know that there are over 26 million cases of Alzheimer’s Disease in the world?
B. Does anyone know anyone with this disease? My grandfather had this disease.
C. I’m going to give you guys some information...
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