Monty Python Member’s Family Speaks Up for FTD Awareness
The family of Monty Python member Terry Jones granted an interview to the British newspaper the Observer on April 16 to help spread awareness of FTD. Jones was diagnosed with PPA in 2015; today, his speech is limited to only a few words. His daughter, Sally, tells the newspaper that while her 75-year-old father loves spending time with old friends, “he no longer has the ability to tell them how pleased he is to see them.” One of those friends — fellow Monty Python member Michael Palin — recalled the early days of Jones’s diagnosis: “He was very matter of fact about it and would stop people in the street and tell them, ‘I’ve got dementia, you know. My frontal brain lobe has absconded.’” Click here to read the full interview.