TV and Film:Terry Pratchett Living With Alzheimer's

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Terry Pratchett Living With Alzheimer's
DVD Cover
ASIN B006U0H232
IMDB 1388873
First Broadcast 2009
Broadcast Channel BBC Two
Director(s) Charlie Russell
Producer(s) Craig Hunter
Writer(s) {{{writer}}}
Starring Terry Pratchett, Rob Wilkins
Duration 120 minutes
Episodes 2
Series TV and Film
Annotations Annotations for TV and Film:Terry Pratchett Living With Alzheimer's
Preceded by Terry Pratchett's Jungle Quest
Followed by Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
All data relates to the UK home release.

Living with Alzheimer's is a two part documentary by Terry Pratchett detailing his battle with Alzheimer's disease, or as he called it 'the Embuggerance.' Originally broadcast on the BBC the documentary has won two awards: a Scottish BAFTA and a Broadcast Award.


World-renowned author Terry Pratchett is facing an uncertain future. Despite selling over 55 million books worldwide and with his work translated into 33 different languages, he is an author who may one day live in a world without words. Terry has been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease. Every 14 minutes someone in Britain is diagnosed with Alzheimer's- and the best selling author of the Discworld series is now one of them.

This programme follows Terry coming to terms with his diagnosis, living with his condition, facing the certainty of its conclusion and his mission to find a cure. Adamant that he has "done nothing wrong" and that Alzheimer s sufferers should not be stigmatised, this is a genuine personal journey of one man, through the science and the reality of what it s like to be diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease.