In this touching documentary, comedian David Baddiel opens up about his father’s dementia and meets other families coping with the condition.
Colin Baddiel has Pick’s disease, which causes uncontrolled swearing and inappropriate behaviour.
While dementia can rob people of their personality, David says Pick’s disease has heightened an aspect of his father that already existed. ‘It’s kind of still him – it’s still my dad,’ he says. ‘He was always like this, it’s just less controlled.’
As well as shining a light on the illness, David reflects on his childhood relationship with his emotionally distant father. ‘It obviously did create damage,’ he says. ‘But I sort of don’t mind the damage now.’