What words do commenters on YouTube use to discuss Alzheimers?

Using a hacky YouTube API call and nltk I made a quick chart of the top 30 non-stopwords found in comments for videos about “Alzheimers.”

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Here are two aspects that jump out to me:

– “Years” is the third most common word used. That makes sense for two reasons: a) according to a Mayo clinic summary, the life expectancy of a patient diagnosed with Alzheimers is 8-10 years, so people often live with the disorder for many years, and b) many of the users were likely discussing age at diagnosis, since Alzheimers is associated with aging.

– The word “oil” likely refers to coconut oil, which is often discussed as a treatment for Alzheimers. This is the only specific treatment mentioned in the top 30 words. According to alz.org, coconut oil has never been tested in clinical trials.

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