Watch Sir Terry talk about his condition in this BBC video!
In 2007, Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of the fantasy Discworld series, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He was just in his early fifties.
He has been a tireless advocate, and very frank about his condition, since then.
In an oft-repeated quote, he said: “The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope?”
A bestselling author, Sir Terry has donated more than half a million pounds towards research.
Now six years later, he says that not enough has been done to tackle dementia.
BBC Breakfast‘s Charlie Stayt sat down with him to discuss living with the condition, and whether the international summit of health ministers has made any difference.
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