Archives quotidiennes : 6 décembre 2010

We need to listen to Terry Pratchett right now

He’s talking about his life with Alzheimer’s, since he has the peculiar distinction to, 1) have a rare form of the disease that leaves him (for a time) agile of mind and eloquent, even though he’s more and more absent-minded in everyday life; 2) be able, thanks to his celebrity, to talk in a loud voice, when millions of patients can’t:

« I’m 60; that’s supposed to be the new 40. The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care? »

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