Terry Pratchett

Some sad news has just popped up on reddit.com that I thought people on here would want to know…

Terry Pratchett has been diagnosed with Alzheimers.

Since none of us are, “High-end experts in brain chemistryâ€

Oh, that’s tough. I adore his writing.

Thanks for the heads up, so I can keep him in my thoughts.

For someone with such a bright, inventive mind, it has some special horror to the situation, which is always horrible.

Didnt Ernest Saunders of Guinness trial fame “recover” from Alzheimers ?

Cynicism aside Alzheimers is a terrible diagnosis as the the patient suffers, the family suffers and at the end you are left with dim memories of what a wonderful person that was.

And it happens to people with brilliant active minds so you cannot pretend you are not in the danger zone.

I hope he does something outrageous to fight that dread night.


I may be wrong, but I get the impression Terrys been told that there is a slight` chance of beating it. Hope so.

Early onset is genetically connected, so it’s not an equal opportunity threat.

There’s some evidence that the brain does better running on ketones, rather than glucose, when under stress, such as in many forms of epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

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