Dame Barbara Windsor diagnosed with dementia
Read Jeremy Hughes' statement on Dame Barbara Windsor's diagnosis.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, says:
'We were saddened to hear that Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease - but we applaud her husband Scott’s decision to speak out about her condition.
'Stigma around dementia still exists, and many people are facing it in the shadows. ‘Babs’, a true cultural icon, is much loved, and speaking out about her experiences will no doubt shine as a beacon for others wanting to live well with dementia.
'We are here to support people like Barbara and want to reach everyone with a dementia concern or diagnosis. We would urge anyone concerned about dementia, or supporting a loved one with the condition, to contact us.'