Carry On star’s bat­tle

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

DAME Bar­bara Wind­sor’s hus­band has re­vealed the heart­break­ing toll on the star as she bat­tles Alzheimer’s dis­ease.

Scott Mitchell, 55, told how his wife of 18 years is grad­u­ally be­ing robbed of the pre­cious me­mories they share. Af­ter a 25-year re­la­tion­ship, Dame Bar­bara, 80, who rose to fame in the Carry On films in the ‘60s, now of­ten asks him how long he has lived in their home.

“Al­though Bar­bara knows me, she sud­denly has no rec­ol­lec­tion of our his­tory,” he said. “She asks, ‘How long have you lived here?’ She’ll sud­denly look at her wed­ding ring and say, ‘Are we mar­ried?’ And when I tell her we’ve been to­gether 25 years and mar­ried for 18, she looks at me dis­be­liev­ingly and says, ‘But I have no rec­ol­lec­tion of it.”

Bar­bara Wind­sor

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