Barbara Windsor, 82, is being moved to a nursing home because husband Scott Mitchell remains ‘heartbroken’ as she battles dementia
Barbara Windsor has moved to a full-time residential care center amid her ongoing battle with dementia.
EastEnders star Scott Mitchell’s 82-year-old husband revealed the news The sun Friday, as he admitted, he was “broken” by the move that took place on the advice of her neurologist.
In his speech, Scott, 57, said, “I’m used to bustling in this small space and then suddenly, silence … all you can hear are your thoughts, and that’s not always healthy.
For her health: Barbara Windsor, 82, has moved into a nursing home, as husband Scott Mitchell admitted on Friday that he was ‘heartbroken’ during her battle with dementia (pictured in 2017)
“I feel like I’m on an emotional rollercoaster. I walk around trying to stay busy and burst into tears. It feels like a death.
“It has always been my greatest fear that one day I would have to take her somewhere and she would think,” Why would he do this to me? “That fear has become a reality. It is something I never wanted. ‘
Scott is said to have fought the tears when he spoke of the decision to take Barbara to the nursing home because he confessed that the decision left him “so raw.”
In good hands: Scott revealed that Barbara (pictured in January) stayed at a full-time residential care center on the advice of her neurologist
In June, Scott admitted he was “always afraid of that” and can’t imagine ever having Barbara leave their marital home.
Scott, who is her primary caregiver, revealed at the time that he had been told the troubling development by a specialist after her Alzheimer’s struggle “progressed worryingly.”
The theatrical agent added at the time that he had experienced some ‘fairly dark moments’ since the appointment.
While on ITV’s Living with Dementia with the EastEnders star’s former on-screen son, Ross Kemp, he admitted he sent her to a nursing home, something he was ‘always afraid of’
Scott explained, “It’s the thing I was always afraid of. He actually tells me to prepare myself that at some point it may not be sustainable to give her the care she needs at home.
“I’ve had some pretty dark moments since he said that, because part of me knows that most likely is the truth and that’s what needs to be done. There is another part of me that cannot imagine letting her go.
“I can’t imagine leaving that lady if she talks to me the way she does and places her somewhere and thinks,” Why did he do this to me? ‘
The Carry On actress was diagnosed with the degenerative condition in 2014 and was cared for 24 hours a day by her husband Scott before being taken to a nursing home.
The actor married EastEnders star Barbara in 2000, and it was previously reported that Scott was struggling with coronavirus locking because Barbara couldn’t understand why no one was visiting her.
Her close friend Christopher Biggins, 71, said The sun: “She’s a little confused about what’s going on because no one can visit her.
“It’s not because she thinks” they don’t like me “because her husband Scott explains it to her, but she just forgets the explanation and she asks all the time.”
Best known for her role as Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders and starring in nine Carry On films, Barbara first revealed that she was suffering from the disease, which currently has no cure, in May 2018, after being diagnosed in 2014.
Her husband Scott said that her condition worsened at the beginning of the year and that the legendary actress often gets confused about where she is.