The literary world let out a collective sigh of despair on March 12, as Terry Pratchett, author of the beloved series of fantasy novels “Discworld,” passed away. Pratchett was one of millions of seniors who battle with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia every year. His passing at 66 highlights the prevalence with which the ailment affects the older demographic, and further cemented the importance of the myriad research being conducted regarding treatment and detection options.
A public champion of Alzheimer’s awareness
As a prominent author and literary figure, Pratchett was in the public eye throughout most of his decades-long career. In fact, as …read more