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Terry Pratchett - Living With Alzheimer’s
Posted: 04 February 2009 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This is coming on BBC2 in about 15 minutes, just as a heads-up for any Pratchett fans in the UK.
Second part is next Wednesday night.

Determined to prevent it if he possibly can, Terry Pratchett takes a personal journey through the science and the reality of what it’s like to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

This two part documentary follows Terry’s race to find a cure as he endeavours to find ways of slowing, mitigating or even reversing its course.

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Posted: 04 February 2009 03:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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He uses that goofy psuedo-scientific headgear, too.

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Posted: 04 February 2009 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I think I have even more respect for him than before, though I thought it was a bit condescending when they repeated the “If you know anyone….” stuff straight after he had said it downer

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Posted: 04 February 2009 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I got a bit tearful when he was having trouble reading from his latest book at that convention…

It was a fascinating programme, and I really look forward to the concluding part next week.

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Posted: 04 February 2009 05:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I hope it’s repeated or on the catchup service, I really want to see it.

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Posted: 04 February 2009 06:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’d love to see that.  Is there anyplace it might be available for download?

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Posted: 05 February 2009 03:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I can’t find anything as yet, Joe.

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Posted: 05 February 2009 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Thanks.  I’ll have to look in the internet’s equivalent of The Shades for it.

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