Two TEDtalks of tragedy

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These two TEDtalks deserve your attention.

The first, Alzheimer’s is not normal aging — and we can cure it”, lasts just under eight minutes. | “More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is expected to increase drastically in the coming years. But no real progress has been made in the fight against the disease since its classification more than 100 years ago. Scientist Samuel Cohen shares a new breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research from his lab as well as a message of hope. ‘Alzheimer’s is a disease,’ Cohen says, ‘and we can cure it.’”

The second, A boat carrying 500 refugees sunk at sea. The story of two survivors”, is 19 minutes of sheer terror as “Aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, a young woman becomes an unlikely hero. This single, powerful story, told by Melissa Fleming of the UN’s refugee agency, gives a human face to the sheer numbers of human beings trying to escape to better lives … as the refugee ships keep coming … .”

We can do better … we must do better … to make the world a better place.

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