Speed Reading — Level 2 — 100 wpm 

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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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