Dementia

Topics: Qing Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Tokugawa shogunate, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Dementia / Pages: 14 (3349 words) / Published: Jan 27th, 2014
Anisha Saddy Saddy 1
Ms. Goodson
English III Hn/ 4th Period
December 13, 2013
Dementia: A Growing Health Concern Needing Further Resources Humphrey Ominisan once said, “You cannot have everything in life. Even the trees must lose their leaves.” He is absolutely correct. In our first two stages of life, childhood and adulthood, we are young and we are preparing for whatever it may be that life throws at us; trying to get into a good college, taking care of family, or even preparing financially for retirement. However, older age constitutes the last few decades of ones life and it is a period where one is entitled to enjoy those years, and pass on peacefully and naturally when the time comes. Conversely, picture losing your ability to remember what day it is, the name of your best friend, or even the alphabet, as you get to your sixty-fifth birthday. This sounds absolutely unnatural, but more than five million Americans are living under this condition (Alzheimer’s Association)- dementia. Dementia is classified as a gradual loss in cognitive ability that occurs in people who do not necessarily have to be impaired previously. It is a non-specific syndrome that cannot be termed under one disease, and affects all aspects of problem-solving, memory, attention, and language abilities. Due to the fact that dementia is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide and these rates continue to increase rapidly, further research and funding are critical and should be directed in order to potentially find a cure for this illness. Dementia is a development of ability loss of the brain on many factors and affects all aspects of a person’s life and functioning. A cause that is prevalent globally in regards to the cognitive abilities of human beings worldwide, dementia is life-changing and harmful. In fact, it



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