Sir Terry Pratchett has announced he will not attend a conference this summer as a result of Alzheimer’s disease .
The popular author was diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy towards the end of 2007, which has been referred to since as “the embuggerance”.
He made the announcement on its website, admitting he was “very sad” but that “embuggerance is finally catching up with me, along with other age-related diseases.”
Sir Terry had been set to make an appearance in the Discworld Convention in August in Manchester, but with “great reluctance” no longer attend.
This is the first time the 66-year-old has been unable to be present at a convention of the United Kingdom. Since his diagnosis, which has been a strong supporter of research on cognitive impairment, having contributed £ 500,000 to this cause.
He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009 and now, as a result of his condition, dictates his novels instead of writing himself.
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