I’m sure most of you are aware that Terry Pratchett, the legendary author of the Discworld series, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. To help his fight, Sir Pratchett is wearing an experimental helmet that looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie. Check it out:
Designed by Doctor Gordon Dougal, the helmet blasts the patient’s head with waves of infrared light. Just wear it for a few minutes per day, and the device will allegedly stimulate the growth of new brain cells.
Science fiction writer Sir Terry, 60, diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2007, wore the strange-looking headgear once a day for three months and noticed a small improvement, his agent confirmed.
Let’s just hope this new treatment works, not just for the sake of Terry, but also for his horde of loyal fans.