Beloved British author Terry Pratchett has criticised a decision by the U.K. government to limit the use of a drug which helps the later stages of Alzheimer's disease.
The writer, 59, - who announced he was suffering from a rare form of the disease last year (07) - slammed ministers for reducing the use of the drug Aricept.
Pratchett says, "I feel particularly angry on behalf of early onset patients because it feels like an insult and the younger you are the more insulting it is.
"A lot of people with early onset have got dependents both younger and older and they're trying to hold down a job.
"It is a really nasty disease and I cannot imagine cancer patients being denied a drug like this in similar circumstances."