I really have to look after her.
Frank and Marion have been married for 63 years.
I’m her carer. And she’s not a well lady.
Marion used to do most of the cooking but she has Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia – so that’s becoming harder.
So Frank has been going to cooking classes run by Age UK, Barnet, aimed at men who, like Frank, would like to cook but have never learned.
所以，弗兰克近期参加了由慈善机构 “Age UK” 在巴尼特区开办的烹饪课，此课程面向弗兰克这样从没学过但想要开始做饭的男性。
My wife passed away three years ago and I’ve relied entirely on her capabilities as a wife and a cook.
Nancy runs the class voluntarily.
You’ve got a whole generation of men out there this particular age – between 70s and 80s, even up to 90 – who’ve never learned to cook.
That was the generation that didn’t do it.
So they come to these classes, they get some skills, they get some company and they have a bit of fun as well.
There are classes like this across the UK but Age UK would like to offer more – a way of tackling loneliness and boosting healthy eating.
英国各地都有类似的烹饪班，但 “Age UK” 想提供更多服务，以解决老年孤独和促进健康饮食的方法。
If it wasn’t for this, I would be absolutely useless at home.
I can now do my share of cooking at home, take a weight off my wife’s shoulders.
And really, it’s the greatest thing that’s happened to me in years.
What’s it like now Frank’s been going to these cooking classes?
Well, it’s very good actually because it’s good experience for him.
Do you have a favourite dish he can now cook?
Chicken, I think. Chicken.