Following the sad revelation of her dementia battle, Eastenders legend Barabra Windsor’s husband Scott has updated fans on her wellbeing.
In 2014, the 81-year-old was secretly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a condition charecterised by symptoms of memory loss, difficulty performing familiar tasks and disorientation.
Since deciding to announce her health battles publicly in May of 2018, Barbara’s husband of almost nineteen years has been keeping fans updated with her wellbeing.
Most recently, the 56-year-old shared that Barbara is struggling to recognise both him and her home in a heartbreaking update.
Taking to the ITV studios, Scott paid Good Morning Britain hosts Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan a visit.
Speaking on the show, a visibly emotional Scott shared his fears that there will be a time that Barbara “won’t know who I am”.
“Maybe, one day, Barbara won’t know who I am – one day she won’t know who I am. I’ve had it twice,” Scott explained to the awaiting studio.
Recalling a devastating episode, he explained: “I was helping her out of the bath and she suddenly looked at me really scared and said, ‘Sorry, who are you?’.
“It is heartbreaking and there’re no words which can describe it.”
Discussing the current ways that Barbara’s dementia manifests, Scott explained the acting legend sometimes struggles to recognise familiar surroundings.
“I spend a lot of time explaining where we are – she has a lot of trouble identifying her house. I would just say, ‘we’re staying here tonight…’ And she’d ask, ‘have we got clothes here?’.
“That’s the reality people living with dementia are going through. I go through that a lot with her.”
Despite Scott’s words, the former actor still enjoys some happier moments with his beloved wife.
“She gets herself together for moments like that [seeing friends]… when we go the theatre something happens to Barbara.
“When she’s out and it’s like her old self comes in and she sees the public and speaks to everyone and you see that part of her comes alive because it’s what she knows,” he movingly added.
Sending Scott and Barbara our very best. For more information on dementia, head over the Alzheimer’s Society here.
FROM: Woman, our sister site. Written by Alice Perry.