The close friend of the star of Carry On, Ross Kemp, 55 years old, recently explained that Scott had been forced to search for care options alternatives to help the star.
Appearing on The One Show on Tuesday, Ross – who was the son on the screen of Barbara in EastEnders – explained that the illness of the actress had progressed and Scott was in need of some outside assistance for her care.
During his interview, Ross also talked about his documentary on Alzheimer’s disease, that Barbara had inspired.
“We have done a documentary on Alzheimer’s disease and it has really been the driving force for the realization of this film,” said Ross of the presenters.
“Unfortunately, during the lockout, it had worsened, and Scott, her husband, must now think of to find alternate care for it, because this is essentially what occurs with this disease.
“It is the biggest killer in the Uk and unfortunately there is no cure. “
Ross, who campaigned for greater awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, has suggested that the openness of Barbara on the disease has helped other people with.
He added: “I think they have decided that once she would have been diagnosed, they were hiding not. They were going to make it as public as possible in order to raise the most possible.
“For a lot of people when they receive this diagnosis, they don’t know what to do and I think that someone like Lady Barbara, who talks about it has lifted a large part of the stigma. “
In a recent interview with the husband of Barbara, which aired in the new documentary Ross Kemp, Scott said that he had faced “dark moments” when he agreed to seek additional care.
Scott told Ross: “I can not imagine to leave this lady when she talks to me like she does and put it somewhere thinking, ‘Why me has he done it?’ ”
The documentary is in two parts Ross, Ross Kemp: Living with dementia, highlights the degenerative disease that currently affects around 850,000 people in the United Kingdom.
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