Brave Barbara Windsor demands action over dementia care in video for Alzheimer’s Society as its ambassador – The Sun

EASTENDERS legend Dame Barbara Windsor is seen in a video for Alzheimer’s ­Society after bravely agreeing to act as its ambassador.
The Carry On star, 82 today, is joining 56-year-old husband Scott Mitchell in demanding action over dementia care.

Scott and Babs, who has Alzheimer’s, plan to deliver a letter to PM Boris Johnson.

Barbara took up her role to coincide with her 82nd birthday as she continues to suffer with the illness.

In the video, Scott Mitchell says: "My wife Barbara and I are so pleased to have become ambassadors for Alzheimer’s ­Society, who have been supporting us this past year.

"One of the most important things for me has been meeting other people affected by dementia and hearing their experiences.

"The people that I have met have regretfully shared that our care system is letting them down.

"Barbara and I want to lend our voices to fixing dementia care for everyone.

"Please stand united with us by signing our letter to the Prime Minister as he urgently needs to address these challenges."

Barbara makes a surprise appearance at the end of the video and urges fans to "unite with me against dementia".

Scott recently revealed the EastEnders legend is "scared" and her Alzheimer's is "getting worse".

He said: "From 5pm onwards the confusion starts to set in. Last night was not a good night.

"She told me: 'I'm scared Scott, this is getting worse.'"

Scott said: "It's a really cruel, horrible condition. For anyone who has seen a loved one go through it, it's a horrible thing to witness."

He added: "You see that person slowly disappearing before your eyes, being stripped of who they were.

"Anyone who has been through it would tell you it's the most heartbreaking thing to watch."

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