Alzheimer's Disease Informative Speech Outline

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Student Name: Kayla Stradomski Course # and Section/Time: COMM 101 DAH; Monday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Topic: Alzheimer’s disease General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose Statement: To educate my audience on the aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. INTRODUCTION Attention Getter: Can you imagine your life if your memories and cognition slowly started deteriorating? Well, the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2017 report titled Alzheimer’s Latest Facts and Figures, estimates that that’s the reality for 5.5 million Americans. Statement of Purpose: Today, I want to tell you about three aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Credibility: This disease has been something I’ve been curious about ever since my paternal grandmother was diagnosed with it when I was …show more content…

Connective/Transition: Alright, with that said, let’s start off with the risk factors. BODY I. Age is likely what comes to a lot of your minds when you think of Alzheimer’s disease, but what else is there? A. Well, according to Mayo Clinic’s page titled Alzheimer’s disease – symptoms and causes last updated December 30, 2017, genetic factors such as your family history, having Down syndrome, or even your gender can create a risk for Alzheimer’s disease. 1. Similar to other diseases like, say, cancer, having family members who have it can increase your chance of getting it, though specific genes have been difficult to truly pin. 2. For those with Down syndrome, a gene contained in the extra chromosome increase the risk. 3. In the case of women, the risk increases mostly due to living longer. B. According to the same Mayo Clinic article, some evidence indicates that other health factors such as type 2 diabetes, smoking, heart disease, and obesity might also put you at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Connective/Transition: Now that we’ve discussed some risk factors, let’s move onto the causes and effects

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