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Barbara Windsor retires after going public with Alzheimer's Disease

Barbara Windsor retires after going public with Alzheimer's Disease

By 2012, she was repeating some sentences or stories and a friend, who is a doctor, recommended they see a neurologist.

Speaking on Loose Women, Pam St Clement, who is a close friend of Barbara's and starred opposite her for years on EastEnders, revealed that she's known about Barbara's battle with the disease for a while.

Barbara Windsor insisted that her 'EastEnders' character was killed off after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, it has been revealed.

Ross Kemp, who played Peggy Mitchell's son Grant in Albert Square said he hoped that by revealing her diagnosis more people would find it easier to speak about the disease.

Barbara, who is also known for her for work on Carry On, has been taking medication to help better manage the degenerative brain disease. She loves going out and it's good for her - she comes alive.

She most famously appeared in over 1,500 episodes of BBC's EastEnders, which began in 1994 and concluded in 2016.

He said: "Barbara contacted the Executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins to make the suggestion and, at first, he said, "I can't kill an iconic character".

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Two months earlier, Barbara was awarded a Damehood for her services to showbusiness and charity after an acting career that has spanned nearly 60 years. "I was incredibly proud of her".

"I think this needed to be said, it needed to be out in the open", she said.

Following her exit, Barbara received a Damehood for her services in show business and charity.

Mr Mitchell added that his wife - who he affectionately calls "Bar" - often asks him if the public know she is unwell. And of course, the public are naturally very drawn to her, which I don't want to stop.

Television presenter Lorraine Kelly extended her sympathy, tweeting: 'Such sad news about Barbara Windsor - a amusing, kind, generous, big hearted woman'.

Speaking to The Sun, Mitchell said the following: "Since her 80th birthday last August, a definite continual confusion has set in, so it's becoming a lot more hard for us to hide". Maybe it happened like it happens to many of us'.

"Stigma around dementia still exists, and many people are facing it in the shadows. I want to tell people in a controlled way". "We would urge anyone concerned about dementia, or supporting a loved one with the condition, to contact us".


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