Persuasive Speech – This is a 6-7 minutes speech extending the informative “current social issue” topic. The speech will need to be reframed
Speech 3: Persuasive Speech – This is a 6-7 minutes speech extending the informative “current social issue” topic. The speech will need to be reframed into a persuasive structure while using persuasive language and including solutions. The performance will be a major focus of this grade (SLO# 3, 6, 8, & 10)
Please rewrite this speech and turn it into a persuasive speech.
You will be graded on:
- Coherency of the speech (50 points)
- Full and engaging Introduction & Conclusion (50 points)
- Proper structure of Body and arguments with at least 6 citations (50 points)
- Outstanding and Inventive solutions that fix the cause (50 points)
- Vocal & facial & and body performance (50 points)
Please Transform this speech to a persuasive speech with solutions.
Purpose: To inform my audience about ‘Alzheimer’s disease
Thesis: ‘Alzheimer’s disease is a common disease that affects the elderly, and with an increasing number of the baby boom generation in their 60s, it is crucial to understand the condition to provide good adequate to the elderly patients.
I. Teaser: Many adults who are above 60 ‘years have memory issues, and this affects their ability to carry their roles effectively. The inability to carry out personal activities is burdensome for many adults, and this can ultimately affect their health negatively.
II. Reason to listen: CDC (2017) states that 5 million Americans are affected by ‘Alzheimer’s disease, and the number will rise to about 14 million in 2050. With the last of the baby boom generation in their late 50s, more resources will need to focus on providing support to the adults who will lose their memory.
III. Preview: This speech is an elaboration of causes and symptoms of Alzheimer’s, then the factors that can predispose a person to ‘Alzheimer’s and, finally, the impacts of Alzheimer’s on an individual and family.
I. Internal Preview: Alzheimer’s is a mental health disease that is majorly caused by dead neurons in the brain, and it is characterized by loss of memory.
A.Claim: Dead neutrons are the primary cause of ‘Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Data: According to Jin (2015), toxic proteins found in the brain affect nerve cells, and this ultimately leads to neuron death and hence reduced brain functions.
2. Warrant: Toxic proteins kill brain cells, and this limits the abilities of the brain, such as memory, and hence the patient starts to experience memory loss.
B. Claim: Forgetfulness is a manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Data: According to Jahn (2013), memory loss is one manifestation of ‘Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Warrant: Forgetfulness is the first symptom that arises when a person has Alzheimer’s, and it is characterized by short memory retention.
Internal review: I have discussed the factor that predisposes a person to Alzheimer’s and the first symptom that a person is suffering from the disease displays.
Transition phrase in the next main point: In the next section, I will discuss the factor that predisposes a person to ‘Alzheimer’s disease.
II. Internal Preview: Genetics and age are the main factors that predispose a person to ‘Alzheimer’s disease.
A.Claim: Older adults have a high chance of suffering from ‘Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Data: Holland et al. (2012) assert that old age predisposes a person to ‘Alzheimer’s disease.
2. Warrant: Old age is widely documented as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, and with an increasing number of baby boomers being in 65 years and above, the number of patients who have Alzheimer’s will increase.
B. Claim: The presence of family members who have had ‘Alzheimer’s disease increases the chances of suffering from the disease.
1. Data: Sun et al. (2017) say that there have been discoveries that genetics influence the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s.
2. Warrant: The discovery of genes that influence the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s shows that having a family member who has suffered from the disease increases the chances of a person suffering from the condition.
Internal review: I have discussed age and genetics as factors that predispose a person to Alzheimer’s disease. On age, I have stated that older people who are above 65 years have high chances of suffering from the condition and on genetics, I have stated that having a family member who has suffered from the condition increases the chances of suffering from the disease.
Transition phrase in the next main point: I am discussing the impacts of Alzheimer’s on an individual and family.
III. Internal Preview: Alzheimer’s disease affects a family financially and emotionally due to caring for the patient who has the disease.
A.Claim: The costs of caring for patients who have ‘Alzheimer’s disease is high.
1. Data: According to Grabher (2018), ‘Alzheimer’s patients used $10,589 in 2016 in addition to costs covered by Medicare for their health needs.
2. Warrant: The hospitalization of Alzheimer patients increases the financial burden for individuals and families since Medicaid and Medicare do not always cover all the costs of treatment.
B. Claim: The caregivers for the patients are also emotionally stressed since they have to deal with people with dysfunctional memory.
1. Data: Grabher (2018) says that 52% of men and 62% of women consider taking care of Alzheimer patients emotionally stressful.
2. Warrant: Caring for forgetful people is draining caregivers emotionally, as evidenced by the high percentage of caregivers who termed their roles as emotionally draining.
Internal review: In this section, we discussed the financial and emotional consequences of Alzheimer’s on families and patients.
I. Review: Alzheimer’s is caused by toxic nerve cells, and its primary symptom is memory loss. Old age and genetics are the leading causes of the disease, and its effects on individuals and families include high costs of care and emotional stress.
II. Restatement: The increasing number of people approaching the 60s requires that people gain more understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease and its effects on people.
III. Last line: With an increasing number of older people in the country, it is essential to gain more understanding of ‘Alzheimer’s diseases so that the people who will be affected will receive adequate care.
CDC. (2017, May 26). Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease. Retrieved July 21, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/features/alzheimers-disease-de…
Grabher, B. J. (2018). Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Patients and Their Family. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 46(4), 335-340. doi:10.2967/jnmt.118.218057
Holland, D., Desikan, R. S., Dale, A. M., & Mcevoy, L. K. (2012). Rates of Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease Decrease with Age. PLoS ONE, 7(8). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042325
Jahn, H. (2013). Memory loss in Alzheimer’s disease. Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 15(4), 445–454.
Jin, J. (2015). Alzheimer Disease. Jama, 313(14), 1488. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.2852
Sun, Q., Xie, N., Tang, B., Li, R., & Shen, Y. (2017). ‘Alzheimer’s Disease: From Genetic Variants to the Distinct Pathological Mechanisms. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 10. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2017.00319
Answer preview for Persuasive Speech – This is a 6-7 minutes speech extending the informative “current social issue” topic. The speech will need to be reframed