That’s the question Terry Pratchett asks himself when he thinks of his future. The second programme about Terry in search of answers to Alzheimer’s disease, was as interesting as the first, which was on last week. If you didn’t see the programmes, I recommend iPlayer, now. At least if you live in the right part of the world.
Terry and his PA have very differing opinions of Alzheimer’s. The PA wants to know ‘how long until..?’ and is appalled by the home in California they visit. Terry doesn’t want to know any time scales, understandably, but is strangely satisfied with the idea of the progressing units at the home.
I was half expecting to see him take an injection like the old Navy Commander had, but it seems Terry was more sceptical. In a way he’s right. There’s no knowing whether the temporary improvements for the Commander were in his best interests.
I’m hoping Terry will have many, many years at the stage he’s at now. He can’t tie ties, but who cares? We would love more Pratchett books, and Terry’s family would clearly like more Terry.