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"From the Ted Talk by Lisa Genova: What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's"

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Now, before you all start freaking out again, because I know half of you did at least one of those in the last 24 hours — these are all normal kinds of forgetting. In fact, I would argue that these examples might not even involve your memory, because you didn't pay attention to where you put your keys in the first place. After the tipping point, the gtchlies in memory, language and cotinigon are different. Instead of eatlulnvey fniding your keys in your coat pcoekt or on the table by the door, you find them in the refrigerator, or you find them and you think, "What are these for?"

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Now, before you all start freaking out again, because I know half of you did at least one of those in the last 24 hours — these are all normal kinds of forgetting. In fact, I would argue that these examples might not even involve your memory, because you didn't pay attention to where you put your keys in the first place. After the tipping point, the ________ in memory, language and _________ are different. Instead of __________ _______ your keys in your coat ______ or on the table by the door, you find them in the refrigerator, or you find them and you think, "What are these for?"

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  1. finding
  2. eventually
  3. cognition
  4. pocket
  5. glitches

Original Text

Now, before you all start freaking out again, because I know half of you did at least one of those in the last 24 hours — these are all normal kinds of forgetting. In fact, I would argue that these examples might not even involve your memory, because you didn't pay attention to where you put your keys in the first place. After the tipping point, the glitches in memory, language and cognition are different. Instead of eventually finding your keys in your coat pocket or on the table by the door, you find them in the refrigerator, or you find them and you think, "What are these for?"

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amyloid plaques 8
amyloid beta 7
cognitive reserve 4
scale arm 3

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