Dame Bar­bara’s hubby: She asked ‘Who are you?’

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THE hus­band of Dame Bar­bara Wind­sor has re­vealed the heart­break­ing mo­ment she didn’t recog­nise him as the ac­tress bat­tles with de­men­tia.

Dame Bar­bara, 81, was di­ag­nosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, al­though the con­di­tion was only made pub­lic last year.

Scott Mitchell said: “The day you dread is for that day they may not recog­nise you and I ex­pe­ri­enced that maybe about two months ago or so.

“She did look at me and say ‘I’m sorry, who are you?’

“It was very hard, it in­stantly hurt, I re­mem­ber that, and I just kept talk­ing. I said ‘it’s me Bar, it’s Scott’, I said ‘don’t worry, you’re just hav­ing one of those moments’.

“She got very up­set be­cause she re­alised what she’d done.”

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