David Baddiel tells dad's dementia story with the help of comedy

I wanted to show that dementia is a dark rainbow, it's not just one thing

– David Baddiel

New documentary The Trouble With Dad sees David Baddiel tell the story of his father's dementia and it seems comedy has helped him and his family to come to terms with the disease.

He spoke to us this morning about making the decision to expose his dad and his battle with Pick's disease to the world by making the documentary with his brother - admitting he "wasn't sure about it at all".

However, he decided their father isn't "a figure of pity" and explained how dementia is far more "complicated" than we might think and how the documentary show this.

"At the end of the day we feel our dad comes across well," he told us.

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