Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the hilarious and fantastical Discworld series, was diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy, a rare form of Alzheimer’s that affects vision, back in 2007.
Since his diagnosis the now 65-year-old has become a patron of Alzheimer’s Research UK, has donated large sums of his own personal fortune to the charity and has tirelessly campaigned for greater research and funding into the disease.
The novelist is now moving his crusade to the online world, by launching a new blog that offers an honest yet funny look at funding and awareness of the disease.
On his blog Pratchett accuses the Government of ‘pussy footing’ around dementia, insisting that an enormous investment is required in order to discover a cure for the degenerative condition.
“There’s more money floating around the government for research, but barely enough to buy a middling premier league striker. If we’re serious about this thing and want to match the...