[00:00:00] I used to work in Barnsley and walk down from where I worked down to the bus station and who’d always be at the bottom of the street? [Pointing at his wife]
[00:00:12] My biggest achievement is becoming a father.
[00:00:19] I’m Peter, I was born in Barnsley, I used to be a potter, I love drawing, painting and drawing.
[00:00:26] I’ve always enjoyed drawing because I was an architect.
[00:00:33] I designed the building on the sea front at Llandudno. This building was opened officially by Diana and Prince Charles.
[00:00:42] I’ve designed and built so many buildings, and to be honest I can’t remember any of them, that’s one of the cruel things of dementia.
[00:00:49] The other day when I was trying to write me own, me own name and all of a sudden I thought “What the hell’s that I’ve written?” And it was gobbledegook.
[00:01:01] Though I now know that I have limitations, I really just carry on with pretty normal life.
[00:01:07] I like to go walking and it keeps me fit.
[00:01:11] It’s only up here that it’s done the damage, the rest of my life is pretty normal.
[00:01:19] He’s kind, he’s particularly caring, he will do anything for anybody. He’s just a really nice man.
[00:01:26] When Avril’s gone to work or something and next door are out, I usually look how many cars there are and if there’s two cars I know there’s nobody in, so I can play the piano.
[00:01:40] The best thing since sliced bread, as far as I’m concerned.
[00:01:45] If you meet somebody with dementia, have patience, be kind.
[00:01:52] We’re not just talking about people with dementia now, we’re talking about people with dementia in the future and it could be anybody.
[00:02:01] These things, they just happen as quickly as that.