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Terry Pratchett on writing with Alzheimer’s

On December 11 of last year, best-selling science fiction and fantasy author Terry Pratchett revealed to the world that at age 60, he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. He talked recently with the London Times about how the diagnosis has effected his life and his outlook on the British health care system:

“The day after I had been diagnosed I was working in the garden and I suddenly realised I was whistling, and I thought regrettably there is this sort of inner well of humour or good nature, there is some kind of insuppressible source of good humour that I can’t actually manage to get rid of.”

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David Speakman

David Speakman has spent more than two decades as a writer/editor, photographer, graphic designer and manager of creative teams in broadcast, print and the Internet. His education is in journalism, graphic design, organizational communication and law.
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