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“I keep pointing out to Roy that brandy is in the British Pharmacopoeia,” Sir Terry told The Times magazine. - “So are stout and sherry, I believe. I drink enormously. It makes you feel better and feeling better is part of it.”

Prof Jones has indulged the author’s habit: “Alcohol, moderate alcohol, is one of the things we would probably recommend for people in this situation.

“In general, what’s good for the heart is good for the brain.”

Sir Terry suffers from Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) - a type of Alzheimer’s which affects the back of the brain - rather than the more common form which attacks the front of the brain and memory.

While he is able to tie his shoelaces and button up his shirts, he cannot work out how to sort out his jeans if one leg happened to fall inside out.

“That would be like a Rubik’s cube to me,” he said. “I can’t write my name… Well I can, but it would look about as good as the average company director’s.”
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