I say this quite often, and I’ll say it here again, reading about politics is a sure way to make one cynical. It does for me at least. However, reading about some of the amazing research occurring at our universities and new treatments being developed by businesses gives me great optimism.
As the western world ages, concern is growing that we are in the early stages of an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, over 35 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease. Those numbers are expected to triple by 2050.
I read a great book recently by Tom Rath called, "Well Being: The five essential elements." The book's first sentence starts by saying, "much of what we think will improve our well being is misguided or just plain wrong." Our well being is not based on happiness alone, nor our wealth, success, family or health.