Award-winning author and Alzheimer’s Society supporter, Sir Terry Pratchett, has been named Health Champion of the Year by the UK’s leading health experts and journalists. The award, presented at the Medical Journalists’ Association (MJA) Summer Awards, acknowledges Sir Terry’s tireless campaigning and awareness-raising of dementia-related issues.
Sir Terry, who has a rare form of dementia called Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), said of his award:
“I am, of course, very pleased to have won this award but must point out that all I had to do, some years ago, was find out that I had this wretched disease. It took no courage to freely talk about it in public, indeed, it would have taken more courage to do nothing.”