Dame Barbara Windsor is moved into care home as Alzheimer’s worsens

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Dame Barbara, 82, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014 and her condition has worsened during lockdown.

Opening up about how the home he shared with the Peggy Mitchell actress for years now feels empty without her, but her Alzheimer's had progressed to the point where he didn't have any choice.

Dame Barbara Windsor moved to a comprehensive-time household care residence two weeks in the past amid her ongoing struggle with dementia.

Indicating he felt "awful" when having her to the treatment home as she "didn't know" what was taking place, he additional: 'Walking out of the household that working day was an very hard thing to do because, the reality is, I doubt if Barbara will at any time return'.

"I feel I'm on an emotional rollercoaster".

He told The Sun he has been trying to keep busy but is prone to teary moments. It feels like a bereavement.

"It is normally been my most important dread that 1 day I would have to acquire her somewhere and she'd be considering: 'Why would he do this to me?'" That fear has become a reality. It's something I never wanted'.

He admitted that he doesn't believe Barbara will "return" to their home after being admitted to a care home on July 15.

Scott explained: 'It's the thing I've always feared.

Barbara was reportedly required to self-isolate for a fortnight when she first moved into the London facility.


Her former co-star Ross Kemp revealed in June that Scott was having to look into alternative care options.

"By the time I got home and went to bed, I just felt desperately sad".

He has embellished her home to make it as welcoming as probable, placing up household pictures as very well as a photograph of the actress obtaining her damehood from the Queen.

"And framed posters of her work, like Sparrows Can't Sing, and Entertaining Mr Sloane".

Scott, 57, has since been actively involved in not only raising vital funds for research in to dementia, but also in raising awareness of the disease which affects around 850,000 people in the United Kingdom and takes a heavy toll on their loved ones.

"I've definitely seen a progression in the past year". Barbara's symptoms have deepened, especially where her confusion is concerned.

"Constantly, she does not realise where we are, even in the house. She will ask me, 'When are we going home?'"

Declaring she sometimes blamed him for the transfer, Scott claimed he understood it was not the Barbara he knows who is undertaking so and felt it was comprehensible that she would experience this way due to the fact "who else is she heading to blame". That is something she does regularly about her own parents.

He added: "Barbara will often say to me, 'Do you know how to get in touch with my mum?"

In September previous year, the couple delivered a letter to Downing Street signed by 100,000 people, requesting better support for people with Alzheimer's.

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