Dame Barbara Windsor, famed actress and one of Britain’s favourite TV personalities, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her husband has revealed. Windsor was initially diagnosed in 2014 after a series a series of mental agility tests, brain scans and a lumbar puncture. Windsor immediately turned to her husband to say, “I’m so sorry” and has taken time to come to terms with the diagnosis. In 2016 she left her role in EastEnders, after playing beloved pub landlady Peggy Mitchell for over two decades. Her family has now chosen to go public as the symptoms have worsened, and hope to raise awareness of how the disease affects people.
There are many symptoms of Alzheimer’s, and although there is no cure, an early diagnosis means more time to come to terms with the disease and manage future care options, as well as financial and legal matters.
Alzheimer’s will affect every aspect of life for the person affected. Over time, their care needs will become more complex and they will not be able to manage their own financial affairs. This is where you may need to contact a specialist dementia solicitor who understands Alzheimer’s and the issues surrounding it. Whether it’s making arrangements for long-term care, undertaking background checks of independent carers, or dealing with financial and legal concerns, you will need professional help to manage it all.
With Romain Coleman mental health solicitors, you will get the legal support you need if you or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. With one-to-one support and a network of specialist care advocates, you can be confident that your concerns will be taken seriously. As experienced London solicitors for the elderly, we know how dementia affects everyone differently and will design our service to meet your individual needs.
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