Terry Pratchett diagnosed with Alzheimer
Terry Pratchett announced, that he has been diagnosed with a rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s.
I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news, Pratchett wrote.
And kudos to him and his attitude:
Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there’s time for at least a few more books yet :o)
I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should be interpreted as ‘I am not dead’. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it’s too soon to tell. I know it’s a very human thing to say „Is there anything I can do”, but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.
Terry Pratchett, AN EMBUGGERANCE