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From the Ted Talk "Beth Malone: How my dad's dementia changed my idea of death (and life)"

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After he got kicked out of there, we bounced him between a bunch of state-run __________ before finding a treatment ______ ____________ for people with dementia. At first, he ____ of liked it, but over time his health declined, and one day I walked in and found him sitting hunched over on the ground _______ a onesie — those kinds of outfits that zip in the back. I watched him for about an hour as he yanked at it, trying to find a way out of this thing. And it's supposed to be practical, but to me it looked like a straightjacket. And so I ran out. I ____ him there. I sat in my truck — his old truck — hunched over, this really ____ guttural cry coming out of the pit of my belly. I just couldn't believe that my father, the Adonis of my youth, my really dear friend, would think that this kind of life was worth ______ anymore.

Solution

  1. wearing
  2. living
  3. kind
  4. center
  5. specifically
  6. facilities
  7. deep
  8. left

Original Text

After he got kicked out of there, we bounced him between a bunch of state-run facilities before finding a treatment center specifically for people with dementia. At first, he kind of liked it, but over time his health declined, and one day I walked in and found him sitting hunched over on the ground wearing a onesie — those kinds of outfits that zip in the back. I watched him for about an hour as he yanked at it, trying to find a way out of this thing. And it's supposed to be practical, but to me it looked like a straightjacket. And so I ran out. I left him there. I sat in my truck — his old truck — hunched over, this really deep guttural cry coming out of the pit of my belly. I just couldn't believe that my father, the Adonis of my youth, my really dear friend, would think that this kind of life was worth living anymore.

Important Words

  1. adonis
  2. anymore
  3. belly
  4. bounced
  5. bunch
  6. center
  7. coming
  8. cry
  9. day
  10. dear
  11. declined
  12. deep
  13. dementia
  14. facilities
  15. father
  16. find
  17. finding
  18. friend
  19. ground
  20. guttural
  21. health
  22. hour
  23. hunched
  24. kicked
  25. kind
  26. kinds
  27. left
  28. life
  29. living
  30. looked
  31. onesie
  32. outfits
  33. people
  34. pit
  35. practical
  36. ran
  37. sat
  38. sitting
  39. specifically
  40. straightjacket
  41. supposed
  42. time
  43. treatment
  44. truck
  45. walked
  46. watched
  47. wearing
  48. worth
  49. yanked
  50. youth
  51. zip