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Terry Pratchett - Living With Alzheimer's
Wednesday, 4th February 2009
9pm to 10pm
Part 1 of 2
Bestselling author, Terry Pratchett, is 60 years old and has recently been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease - but he's not going to take it lying down. He wants Alzheimer's to be sorry that it ever caught him.
The first film begins in early 2008 soon after Terry's diagnosis. As he battles with tying his tie and struggles to cope at a public reading of his new book, he explicitly discusses his anger at being diagnosed with an illness for which there remains no cure. The film follows Terry as he tackles the disease head on, tries out some alternative treatments, and confronts leading scientists about how close they are to the secret cure, bubbling in a cauldron.
Surprised by how subtle the effects and symptoms of the disease actually are, Terry meets other people who share the same rare diagnosis as him, each at various stages along this 'dark and unknowing path.' He visits his specialist for tests, using mini mental state examinations to determine the severity of his condition and which parts of his brain are being affected the most. His PA, Rob is probed to reveal more about Terry than Terry might know himself - after all this is the disease that hides itself even from the person who has it.
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File Name: Terry Pratchett - Living With Alzheimer's - Part 1 of 2.avi
Duration: 00:59:03 (88,574 fr)
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