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Pratchett to petition the PM

Best-selling author Terry Pratchett is taking a petition to Downing Street where he will tell Gordon Brown that the UK faces "a tsunami of Alzheimer's disease" unless there is an increase in medical research funding.

More than 20,000 people have signed his petition. The writer, who himself has early stage Alzheimer's, told the BBC that in the next couple of decades the number of people with dementia would more than double.


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