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From the Ted Talk by Alanna Shaikh: How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

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Prevention is good, and I'm doing the things that you can do to prevent Alzheimer's. I'm eating right, I'm exercising every day, I'm keeping my mind atvice, that's what the research says you should do. But the rrecseah also shows that there's nothing that will 100 percent protect you. If the monster wants you, the monster's gonna get you. That's what happened with my dad. My dad was a bilingual college prosfsoer. His hobbies were chess, bridge and writing op-eds. (Laughter) He got dementia anyway. If the mnseotr wants you, the monster's gonna get you. Especially if you're me, 'cause Alzheimer's tends to run in fmiaiels. So I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's disease.

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Prevention is good, and I'm doing the things that you can do to prevent Alzheimer's. I'm eating right, I'm exercising every day, I'm keeping my mind ______, that's what the research says you should do. But the ________ also shows that there's nothing that will 100 percent protect you. If the monster wants you, the monster's gonna get you. That's what happened with my dad. My dad was a bilingual college _________. His hobbies were chess, bridge and writing op-eds. (Laughter) He got dementia anyway. If the _______ wants you, the monster's gonna get you. Especially if you're me, 'cause Alzheimer's tends to run in ________. So I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's disease.

Solution

  1. research
  2. active
  3. professor
  4. monster
  5. families

Original Text

Prevention is good, and I'm doing the things that you can do to prevent Alzheimer's. I'm eating right, I'm exercising every day, I'm keeping my mind active, that's what the research says you should do. But the research also shows that there's nothing that will 100 percent protect you. If the monster wants you, the monster's gonna get you. That's what happened with my dad. My dad was a bilingual college professor. His hobbies were chess, bridge and writing op-eds. (Laughter) He got dementia anyway. If the monster wants you, the monster's gonna get you. Especially if you're me, 'cause Alzheimer's tends to run in families. So I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's disease.

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