Essay about The Thought Of Someday Growing Old

1360 Words Jul 17th, 2015 6 Pages
The thought of someday growing old is enough to scare anyone. Health problems cause us not to be able to do the things that were once so easy. For some it is simple things, such as not being able to walk by themselves, not being able to take care of themselves, and sometimes not remembering things that were once so vivid in their mind. Out of all of these things memory loss tends to scare people the most. The thought of looking into their loved ones eyes and not being able to recognize them is enough to put anyone on edge. What makes us lose our memory, are we getting old, or is it Alzheimer’s? Doctors have been studying the disease for years. They now know more ways to diagnose the disease, treat the symptoms, and the toll it takes on the people that care for patients that have been diagnosed with it. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, it is a disease that affects your memory, and other parts of your brain that assists people in their everyday life. "Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, affecting approximately 10% of individuals over age 65."(Hu 1). Dr. Robert Santulli states that, "It involves short-term memory but also other task like ability to take express yourself with language, the ability to perform certain routine task like getting yourself dressed, or operating a piece of equipment." (Geisel School of Medicine 1) Not only does it affect people physically, but it will affect them mentally as well. Some of the effects of Alzheimer…

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