Informative Speech Alzheimer’s

1316 words 6 pages
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about Alzheimer’s disease.

Central Idea: Alzheimer's disease affects millions of Americans each year thus it is important to become familiar with the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options available for those living with the disease.
Method of Organization: Topical.
Alzheimer’s disease I. One year ago, my grandmother entered a state of rapid decline. A. She would get confused while out for a walk and forget how to get home. B. She would forget that her husband, parents and other family members had been dead for years. C. She would confuse much younger family members as being her parents or a friend she had not seen since grade school. II. My grandmother’s
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8) People may experience trouble keeping track of the monthly bills, find it difficult to complete tasks they once completed with ease, such as following a recipe they have used for many years without the aid of a printed version only to forget it suddenly. 9) They may also exhibit trouble with following a conversation and call things by the wrong name. E. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s may also exhibit signs of depression. 10) Withdrawing from activities they once used to enjoy, such as time with family or Sunday morning church services. 11) They may become easily upset at home, developing a routine and becoming distraught when their routine is disrupted.
(Transition) Now let’s take a look at the seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease. III. There are seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease ranging from no impairment to very serious decline. F. Stage one, normal function, in this stage the person does not experience any memory problems. G. Stage two, mild cognitive decline, in this stage the person may feel as if they are having memory lapses such as forgetting familiar words or the location of everyday objects. No signs can be detected during a medical examination. H. Stage three, mild cognitive decline, family and friends begin to notice a difference; doctor’s may be able to detect issues in memory or concentration. I. Stage four, moderate