Barbara Windsor's health deteriorates in lockdown as husband forced to bring in care

Barbara Windsor's health deteriorates in lockdown as husband forced to bring in care

Barbara Windsor 's health has rapidly deteriorated during the lockdown amid her battle with Alzheimer's. The legendary 82-year-old actress, who has been living with the degenerative disease since 2014, has been receiving 24-hour care from husband Scott Mitchell, 57. The Carry On star's close friend Ross Kemp, 55, recently explained that Scott was forced to seek alternative care options to help the star. Appearing on The One Show on Tuesday, Ross - who was Barbara's on-screen son in EastEnders - explained that the actress' illness had progressed and Scott now needed external assistance in her care. During his interview, Ross also spoke about his documentary about Alzheimer's, that Barbara had inspired. "We did a documentary about Alzheimer's and she was really the spur behind making that film," Ross told presenters. "Sadly during lockdown she had gotten a lot worse and Scott, her husband, is now having to think about finding alternative care for her because that is basically what happens with that disease. "It is the biggest killer in the UK and sadly there is no cure." Ross, who has been campaigning for more awareness about Alzheimer's, suggested Barbara's openness about the disease has helped other sufferers. He added: "I think they decided once she got diagnosed they were not going to hide from it. They were going to make it as public as possible to create as much awareness as possible. "For a lot of people when they get that diagnosis they don't know what to do and ...
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