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Entertainment Barbara Windsor Moved To Care Home As Dementia Advances, Her Husband Confirms

15:51  01 august  2020
15:51  01 august  2020 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Dame Barbara Windsor ’s husband Scott Mitchell has said she has been moved to a care home due to her worsening Alzheimer’s (Simon Dawson/PA). Both Dame Barbara and her husband have campaigned to raise awareness of the illness, which is most common in people over the age of 65.

Dementia -stricken Barbara Windsor has been placed in a full-time, residential care homeCredit: PA Husband Scott has been left heartbroken after taking the immensely painful decision to place Babs Dan about the house. Dani Dyer gives glimpse inside her home as she prepares for first baby.


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Dame Barbara Windsor has been moved into a care home as her dementia advances, her husband Scott Mitchell has confirmed.

He said it “feels like a bereavement” after the former EastEnders star left the couple’s home in mid-July.

The actor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014 and her condition has worsened during lockdown.

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Dame Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014 and her husband Scott Mitchell had been Former EastEnders star Dame Barbara Windsor has been placed in full-time residential care after her He said the 82-year-old actress left the couple's property in mid-July and moved to a care home in London. The letter said dementia care across the country was "difficult and in some places even

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Speaking to The Sun, Scott said: “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?’

a young girl talking on a cell phone: Barbra Windsor with her husband Scott Mitchel, pictured in September 2019 © ASSOCIATED PRESS Barbra Windsor with her husband Scott Mitchel, pictured in September 2019

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

Scott said he has decorated Barbara’s room in her London care home to make it as welcoming as possible.

He has put up family pictures as well as a photograph of the actress receiving her damehood from the Queen and a snap of her with Paul O’Grady and Cilla Black at the Royal Variety Performance.

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Dame Barbara Windsor has been moved into a care home due to the worsening of her Alzheimer’s. Scott Mitchell, who has been married to the former EastEnders star for 20 years, said he made Her husband revealed the diagnosis four years later, explaining he wanted the public to know because

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

a boy wearing a hat and smiling at the camera: Barbara was made a Dame in 2016 © PA Barbara was made a Dame in 2016

Speaking of the day he left his wife at the home, Scott said: “I’ll never forget the feeling of emptiness. I felt sick in the pit of my stomach that I’d left her. I still feel like that.

“By the time I got home and went to bed, I just felt desperately sad. It’s been 27 years since we met and we spent so much of that time in each other’s company. It feels like another chapter has gone.”

Dame Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years ago and went public with her diagnosis in 2018.

Back in June, Scott revealed doctors had told him to be prepared to move Barbara into a care home, admitting he’d had some “fairly dark moments” since then. 

Barbara’s former EastEnders co-star Ross Kemp – who filmed a documentary about Alzheimer’s, in which Scott featured – said that seeing “the deterioration” in her condition had been “shocking and, to those of us close to her, deeply upsetting”.

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Both Dame Barbara and her husband have campaigned to raise awareness of the illness, which is most common in people over the age of 65.


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