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"From the Ted Talk by Ashton Applewhite: Let's end ageism"

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What's one thing that every person in this room is going to become? Older. And most of us are scared stiff at the prospect. How does that word make you feel? I used to feel the same way. What was I most worried about? Ending up drooling in some grim iinsuttatinol hallway. And then I learned that only four pnrecet of older Americans are living in nursing homes, and the percentage is dropping. What else was I worried about? Dementia. Turns out that most of us can think just fine to the end. dniemtea reats are dropping, too. The real edpimeic is anxiety over memory loss.

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What's one thing that every person in this room is going to become? Older. And most of us are scared stiff at the prospect. How does that word make you feel? I used to feel the same way. What was I most worried about? Ending up drooling in some grim _____________ hallway. And then I learned that only four _______ of older Americans are living in nursing homes, and the percentage is dropping. What else was I worried about? Dementia. Turns out that most of us can think just fine to the end. ________ _____ are dropping, too. The real ________ is anxiety over memory loss.

Solution

  1. institutional
  2. rates
  3. dementia
  4. percent
  5. epidemic

Original Text

What's one thing that every person in this room is going to become? Older. And most of us are scared stiff at the prospect. How does that word make you feel? I used to feel the same way. What was I most worried about? Ending up drooling in some grim institutional hallway. And then I learned that only four percent of older Americans are living in nursing homes, and the percentage is dropping. What else was I worried about? Dementia. Turns out that most of us can think just fine to the end. Dementia rates are dropping, too. The real epidemic is anxiety over memory loss.

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