Author Terry Pratchett funds Alzheimers study

14 Mar, 2008 | SnippetsTdp

Pratchett has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers, and I'm sure his comments strike fear into anyone, especially those who pride their minds.

He says he is starting to notice its effect on him.

"I've given up my driving licence because I didn't feel confident driving. And if I've got something inside out, it's a little bit puzzling getting it the right way round again."

He added: "The curious thing is that writing goes on, although the typing doesn't."

The author told the conference he is prepared to go to extreme lengths in order to beat the disease.

He said: "Personally, I'd eat the arse out of a dead mole if it offered a fighting chance.