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The Horror Of Dementia

Long Life Isn’t Always Good

It is a disease with no cure, an inescapable dread in which you slowly lose yourself. What I am talking about is dementia.


In the first stage there is no problems, you will go about your day normally, a person in the first stage is indistinguishable from a normal person. But the second stage is when it starts. Its minor forgetfulness at first, stumbling with your words or forgetting someone’s name, but the third stage is when things start happening. The stage in which you will be cognitively dissonant.


When the disease becomes apparent, it will start to be more than a minor problem. Simple tasks begin to drag on. So inevitably, you go to the doctor and hear the bad news. There is nothing you can do.


The amyloid beta protein is the cause of dementia. If the protein isn’t cleared by your brain fast enough, they will clump together and form plaques. These plaques attach to neurons. The more plaques, the harder it is to remember,

And brain matter deteriorates. According to 10% of all people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s disease, and as many as 50% of people over 85 have it. The number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65.


In conclusion dementia is horrifying a horrible silence that slowly consumes you. a disease with no cure. Proof that living long isn’t always good. And is certain to affect those around us.


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