- manifestation /man-uh-fuh-STEY-shuhn/
- mutation /myoo-TEY-shuhn/
- disorder /dis-AWR-der/
- deteriorate /dih-TEER-ee-uh-reyt/
- counteract /koun-ter-AKT/
[noun] a sign showing the existence of a particular condition
The increasing number of treeless forests is a manifestation of human’s bad activities.
[noun] the way in which genes change and produce permanent differences
Her brother’s physical condition is caused by genetic mutations.
[noun] an illness of the mind or body
Unfortunately, mental disorder runs through family blood.
[verb] to become worse
The effects of climate change will continue to deteriorate the world if people would not do anything about it.
[verb] to reduce or remove the effect of something unwanted by producing an opposite effect
The youth organization’s “Smile Campaign” counteracts depression.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the memory disorders (dementia) which deteriorates a person mentally in the middle or old age. An individual who has genetically related brain diseases with a substandard healthy lifestyle is three times prospected to generate dementia. John Haaga from the US National Institute on Aging stated that people can escape from getting such disease by having a healthy lifestyle. Healthy habits such as proper diet, ample exercise, less alcohol, and cigarette intake are habits that counteract dementia in spite of genetic threats an individual may have.
True or False:
- People with signs of dementia were examined in England.
- Based on different mutations that affect dementia, participants’ genetic risk was categorized by high, intermediate, and low.
- Participants with high genetic risk and poor health habits had developed dementia.
- Brain deterioration in the middle or old age is a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Having a healthy lifestyle is three times prospected to generate dementia.
- Aside from the healthy habits listed in the article, what other healthy habits can you suggest?
- What can you say about Alzheimer’s disease? Explain your answer.
- What do you think are the other factors that develop the risk of having dementia?
- Do you think people who do not have a genetic risk of dementia should not be bothered to have brain diseases? Why or why not?
- If you have a high risk of having dementia, what are the things you would do to prevent it?
Express Your Opinion:
- “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Unknown
- “Eat to live, not live to eat” – Socrates
- “Apart from education, you need good health, and for that, you need to play sports.” – Kapil Dev