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From the Ted Talk by Matt Walker: What's the connection between sleep and Alzheimer's disease?

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Now, some of this dciusossin may sound perhaps a little depressing. We know that as we get oeldr in life, our sleep seems to typically decline, and our risk for Alzheimer's generally increases. But I think there's actually a silver lining here, because unlike many of the other factors that are associated with aging and Alzheimer's disease, for example, changes in the piaschyl structure of the brain, those are fiendishly difficult to treat and medicine doesn't have any good wholesale approaches right now. But that sleep is a missing picee in the explanatory puzzle of aging and Alzheimer's dsaesie is exciting because we may be able to do something about it.

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Now, some of this __________ may sound perhaps a little depressing. We know that as we get _____ in life, our sleep seems to typically decline, and our risk for Alzheimer's generally increases. But I think there's actually a silver lining here, because unlike many of the other factors that are associated with aging and Alzheimer's disease, for example, changes in the ________ structure of the brain, those are fiendishly difficult to treat and medicine doesn't have any good wholesale approaches right now. But that sleep is a missing _____ in the explanatory puzzle of aging and Alzheimer's _______ is exciting because we may be able to do something about it.

Solution

  1. piece
  2. discussion
  3. physical
  4. older
  5. disease

Original Text

Now, some of this discussion may sound perhaps a little depressing. We know that as we get older in life, our sleep seems to typically decline, and our risk for Alzheimer's generally increases. But I think there's actually a silver lining here, because unlike many of the other factors that are associated with aging and Alzheimer's disease, for example, changes in the physical structure of the brain, those are fiendishly difficult to treat and medicine doesn't have any good wholesale approaches right now. But that sleep is a missing piece in the explanatory puzzle of aging and Alzheimer's disease is exciting because we may be able to do something about it.

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