Chris Kamara, 63, reveals he feared he was showing early signs of dementia

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Chris Kamara, 63, reveals he had a brain scan after fearing he showed early signs of dementia

Chris Kamara has revealed the results of the brain scan he had to check for signs of dementia.

The former footballer, 63, has previously described that he had ‘brain fog’ and that he was concerned that this had to do with heading the ball during his long sports career.

On the Tuesday edition of Steph’s Lunchbox on Channel 4, Chris revealed that the scan showed no signs of dementia, saying, ‘They didn’t find anything …’

Concerns: Chris Kamara revealed results of brain scan he had to check for signs of dementia

Concerns: Chris Kamara revealed results of brain scan he had to check for signs of dementia

He continued, “Looking back [a clip from an earlier episode of Packed Lunch], it’s slow and I know that I have not always been …

‘I went to Pontefract to the radiology department … The results were no loss of brain mass and very few lesions, which means no clinical relevance. So yes!’

He told host Steph McGovern that he had further tests to investigate why he had “brain fog.”

He said, ‘There are a lot of things I can follow and I’m like’ what’s going on? ‘…

Symptoms: The former soccer player, 63, has previously described having 'brain fog'

Symptoms: The former soccer player, 63, has previously described having 'brain fog'

Symptoms: The former soccer player, 63, has previously described having ‘brain fog’

On the Tuesday edition of Steph's Lunchbox on Channel 4, Chris revealed that the scan showed no signs of dementia, saying, 'They didn't find anything ...'

On the Tuesday edition of Steph's Lunchbox on Channel 4, Chris revealed that the scan showed no signs of dementia, saying, 'They didn't find anything ...'

On the Tuesday edition of Steph’s Lunchbox on Channel 4, Chris revealed that the scan showed no signs of dementia, saying, ‘They didn’t find anything …’

‘After the blood test I had, I have an underactive thyroid gland. I suffer from a swollen tongue that makes you obscure your words, slowing down your thoughts, not your thoughts because the thoughts are there, but conveying those thoughts to the mouth to make you speak coherently.

‘All that sort of thing. You feel cold, even on hot days, you are shivering and cold, weakness, muscle fatigue, fatigue … ‘

Chris recalled an experience he had while performing on The One Show that initially worried him.

‘I was with Alex Jones and Michael Ball, I did the menu for the show live and no problem …

Cause: Chris admitted he was concerned it could have to do with heading the ball during his long sports career [pictured in 1990]

Cause: Chris admitted he was concerned it could have to do with heading the ball during his long sports career [pictured in 1990]

Cause: Chris admitted he was concerned it could have to do with heading the ball during his long sports career [pictured in 1990]

Michael Ball spoke to me about the Christmas album and said ‘name a few songs’ and my mind was completely blank and I couldn’t think of anything.

‘That was the first time my wife said to me,’ Something’s not right, you have to get it checked. ‘

He added, “The blood test showing the underactive thyroid gland has gradually explained everything.”

Steph’s packed lunch airs on Channel 4 on weekdays at 12:30 pm.

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