sir terry Pratchett calls for same efforts as HIV got in 1980s

‘Get aggressive with research into dementia’

By Tim Pauling

Published: 09/02/2011

Dementia needs the same type of concentrated research as was put into tackling HIV in the 1980s, Sir Terry Pratchett claimed yesterday.

The author said despite the large number of sufferers, the world “does not take much notice” because it was a series of “small tragedies” played out behind closed doors.

An Aberdeen scientist backed his call to make dementia research a top priority as a new poll for the Alzheimer’s Research Trust showed people in Scotland feared the disease more than cancer and even death.

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