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

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My dad's not alone. There's about 35 million people goblllay living with some kind of dementia, and by 2030 they're expecting that to double to 70 million. That's a lot of people. Dementia scares us. The confused faces and shaky hands of people who have dtnemiea, the big numbers of people who get it, they frighten us. And because of that fear, we tend to do one of two things: We go into denial: "It's not me, it has nothing to do with me, it's never going to heppan to me." Or, we decide that we're going to prevent dementia, and it will never happen to us because we're going to do everything right and it won't come and get us. I'm looking for a third way: I'm prpareing to get Alzheimer's desiase.

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My dad's not alone. There's about 35 million people ________ living with some kind of dementia, and by 2030 they're expecting that to double to 70 million. That's a lot of people. Dementia scares us. The confused faces and shaky hands of people who have ________, the big numbers of people who get it, they frighten us. And because of that fear, we tend to do one of two things: We go into denial: "It's not me, it has nothing to do with me, it's never going to ______ to me." Or, we decide that we're going to prevent dementia, and it will never happen to us because we're going to do everything right and it won't come and get us. I'm looking for a third way: I'm _________ to get Alzheimer's _______.

Solution

  1. globally
  2. happen
  3. dementia
  4. disease
  5. preparing

Original Text

My dad's not alone. There's about 35 million people globally living with some kind of dementia, and by 2030 they're expecting that to double to 70 million. That's a lot of people. Dementia scares us. The confused faces and shaky hands of people who have dementia, the big numbers of people who get it, they frighten us. And because of that fear, we tend to do one of two things: We go into denial: "It's not me, it has nothing to do with me, it's never going to happen to me." Or, we decide that we're going to prevent dementia, and it will never happen to us because we're going to do everything right and it won't come and get us. I'm looking for a third way: I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's disease.

Important Words

  1. big
  2. confused
  3. decide
  4. dementia
  5. disease
  6. double
  7. expecting
  8. faces
  9. fear
  10. frighten
  11. globally
  12. hands
  13. happen
  14. kind
  15. living
  16. lot
  17. million
  18. numbers
  19. people
  20. preparing
  21. prevent
  22. scares
  23. shaky
  24. tend