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One in three British people born this year will suffer from dementia. Dementia is when the brain no longer works properly due to illness, old age or injury. People lose memories and forget things. Their personality changes. A mental illness charity said dementia would affect up to 37 per cent of children born this year. This could cause a future health crisis. There is no good treatment to slow down or stop dementia. Governments need to do more research.



An expert on dementia spoke about this big problem. He said: "More people will develop dementia in the future if action is not taken now." He added: "Dementia is our greatest medical challenge and if we are to beat it, we must…find new treatments." Globally, around 36 million people have dementia. About 10 per cent of us will get it. This will increase as people live longer. The most common form of dementia is called Alzheimer's.

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Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1556117/looming-national-crisis-over-dementia
  • http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/21/one-third-of-people-born-in-2015-will-develop-dementia
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3242529/One-three-born-year-hit-dementia-Experts-warn-looming-national-health-crisis.html


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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One in

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charity

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the brain no longer works

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things

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due to illness, old age

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properly

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People lose memories and forget

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health crisis

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Their personality

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three British people

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A mental illness

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or injury

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This could cause a future

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stop dementia

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slow down or

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changes



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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An expert

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challenge

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More people will develop dementia

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people live longer

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if action is not

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us will get it

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our greatest medical

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of dementia

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we must find new

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taken now

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About 10 per cent of

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on dementia

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This will increase as

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in the future

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The most common form

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treatments


LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ British people born this year will suffer from dementia. Dementia (2) ___________________ no longer works properly (3) ___________________, old age or injury. People lose memories and forget things. Their personality changes. A mental illness charity said dementia (4) ___________________ 37 per cent of children born this year. This could (5) ___________________ health crisis. There is no good treatment to slow down or stop dementia. Governments (6) ___________________ research.

An expert on dementia (7) ___________________ big problem. He said: "More people will develop dementia (8) ___________________ action is not taken now." He added: "Dementia is our greatest medical challenge (9) ___________________ beat it, we must…find new treatments." Globally, (10) ___________________ people have dementia. About 10 per cent (11) ___________________. This will increase as people live longer. The most (12) ___________________ dementia is called Alzheimer's.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

OneinthreeBritishpeoplebornthisyearwillsufferfromdementia.Deme
ntiaiswhenthebrainnolongerworksproperlyduetoillness,oldageorinj
ury.Peoplelosememoriesandforgetthings.Theirpersonalitychanges.
Amentalillnesscharitysaiddementiawouldaffectupto37percentofchil
drenbornthisyear.Thiscouldcauseafuturehealthcrisis.Thereisnogoo
dtreatmenttoslowdownorstopdementia.Governmentsneedtodomor
eresearch.Anexpertondementiaspokeaboutthisbigproblem.Hesaid:
"Morepeoplewilldevelopdementiainthefutureifactionisnottakennow.
"Headded:"Dementiaisourgreatestmedicalchallengeandifwearetob
eatit,wemust…findnewtreatments."Globally,around36millionpeopl
ehavedementia.About10percentofuswillgetit.Thiswillincreaseaspeo
plelivelonger.ThemostcommonformofdementiaiscalledAlzheimer's.


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