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    Very sorry to read today that Gerry Anderson has announced that he has Alzheimer's. I didnt realise that he had, until recently, still been working regularly at Pinewood.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-18614483

    It's horrible that this disease seems to claim more and more of our favourite artists and performers. They normally completely disappear from public view and the public only find out when the inevitable happens. I hope the memory walk that Gerry is doing in October will help towards finding a cure for this dreadful condition.

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    Sad news. An awful way to deteriorate for his family and distressingly him, he can no longer work.

    Typical melodramatic Daily Mail headline for this story -

    Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson reveals he is suffering from dementia and was diagnosed after he spent six hours trying to complete 10-mile car journey

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    What can I say? Very sad.

    Alan French.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
    What can I say? Very sad.

    Alan French.

    Same here, all the best to you Gerry, you made my childhood..

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    Very sad indeed. Gerry has given so many of us so much pleasure over the years and, as Mark says, in many cases, making our childhoods. I'm sure all our thoughts and best wishes are with Gerry - and his family - as they manage what is without doubt a very difficult time.

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    A wicked shame for Gerry and his family, and all the other sufferers out there. Why is it that doctors can tell you all about your illness but can't cure them? Nothing against doctors just a frustrated rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toscana View Post
    A wicked shame for Gerry and his family, and all the other sufferers out there. Why is it that doctors can tell you all about your illness but can't cure them? Nothing against doctors just a frustrated rant.
    Alzheimer's doesn't just happen to the elderly. My Uncle's girlfriend as diagnosed with it at 48, and it took along time for him to convince the medicos that she had the signs.

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