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Health & Fitness EastEnders icon Dame Barbara Windsor moved into care home by heartbroken husband as Alzheimer’s advances

12:07  01 august  2020
12:07  01 august  2020 Source:   ok.co.uk

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Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’ s six years ago and, in 2018, Scott took the difficult decision to go public with the news so Barbara could go out without people being puzzled by any erratic Babs in care . Dementia-stricken Barbara Windsor moved into care home by heartbroken husband .

Windsor has been moved into a care home amid her battle with dementia, as her husband The 82-year-old actress has been battling with Alzheimer ' s - a form of dementia - for six years since 2000 - was advised by the ' EastEnders ' star's neurologist, Dr Angus Kennedy, to tell the iconic actress she

Dame Barbara Windsor has been moved into a full-time residential care home by her heartbroken husband Scott Mitchell.

The 82 year old former EastEnders actress was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and 2014 but her condition has worsened in lockdown.

Actress Barbara, who played Peggy Mitchell on the BBC soap, moved to the home two weeks ago, after her neurologist advised her husbands to place her in full time residential care.

Revealing the news, Barbara’s 57 year old husband told The Sun: “I have been used to hustle and bustle in this little space, then suddenly, silence . . . all you can hear are your thoughts, and that’s not always healthy.

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Dame Barbara Windsor 's husband has revealed the 82-year-old actress may soon have to move to a care home due to her Alzheimer ' s . Mitchell told Kemp that his wife moving to a care home is "the thing I've always feared" and he's had "some fairly dark moments" since he was told she may have to

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Barbara Windsor smiling for the camera: Barbara Windsor has been moved to a residential care home © 2019 Dave J Hogan Barbara Windsor has been moved to a residential care home

“I feel I’m on an emotional rollercoaster. I walk around, trying to keep busy, then burst in to tears. It feels like a bereavement.

"It’s always been my biggest fear, that one day I would have to take her somewhere and she’d be thinking, ‘Why would he do this to me?’

“That fear has become a reality. It’s something I never wanted.”

After he stopped to fight back tears, he continued: “Sorry, it’s still so raw. I always said we were like two little munchkins in our little house . . . and now there’s just one munchkin.”

Barbara Windsor et al. smiling for the camera: Barbara Windsor's husband Scott Mitchell says the move feels like a © Getty Barbara Windsor's husband Scott Mitchell says the move feels like a

Scott revealed he was advised by her neurologist, Dr Angus Kennedy, to tell Barbara she needed to stay somewhere for a few days while the doctors changed her medication.

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EastEnders star Barbara Windsor has been moved to a care home full time, with her husband Scott Mitchell saying he’ s been on an ’emotional rollercoaster’. Scott, who’ s been married to the Peggy Mitchell actress for 20 years, explained that he’ s having to get used to the house without Barbara ’ s

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Barbara’s husband explained: “Walking out of the house that day was an incredibly tough thing to do because, the reality is, I doubt if Barbara will ever return. She didn’t know that as we were driving off, but I did. It was an awful feeling.”

Once they arrived at the care home in London, staff greeted Barbara and placed her in a wheelchair as she has had trouble walking recently.

He revealed: “Whilst I was parking the car, they wheeled her through reception and, apparently, she was blowing kisses to some of the other residents, insisting she be taken over so that she could kiss their hands!

Barbara Windsor posing for the camera: Former EastEnders actress Barbara's condition is said to have worsened in lockdown © OK! magazine Former EastEnders actress Barbara's condition is said to have worsened in lockdown

“They didn’t let her because she had to self-isolate for two weeks because of Covid, but I felt heartened because it’s so Barbara and I hope that now she’s allowed to mix with everyone, she’ll settle more.“

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Dame Barbara Windsor ’s heartbroken husband has revealed the 82-year-old Scott Mitchell has told of his fears that wife Dame Barbara Windsor may have to go to a care home due to the worsening of Dame Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer ’ s in 2014 and Mitchell has been campaigning to

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Scott explained how the Carry On star’s condition had worsened during lockdown.

He said: “The easiest way for me to explain lockdown to Barbara was to tell her that the theatres had to close down,” says Scott.

“But she would forget the conversation and I’d have to keep telling her. I could see she was having complete blanks. She’d be looking around the room, full of everything that belongs to her, and I could tell it was completely alien to her.

a person standing in front of Ross Kemp, Steve McFadden posing for the camera: Barbara starred as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders © BBC Barbara starred as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders

“Two nights before I took her to the home, she looked at me quizzically and said, ‘You’re very nice,’ then, ‘What’s your name again?’

“She also became a lot more frail. Her walking was very unsteady and she would get breathless walking from the kitchen to the lounge.

“We don’t have space for certain facilities here; like hoists to get her in to the bath. So that was becoming increasingly difficult.”

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