Dame Barbara Windsor has been transferred into a care home because her dementia improvements, her husband Scott Mitchell has confirmed.

He said it “seems just like a bereavement” following the former EastEnders star left the couple’s dwelling in mid-July.

Barbra Windsor with her husband Scott Mitchel, pictured in September 2019

The actor was diagnosed with Alzheimer’therefore in 2014 and her condition has worsened during lockdown.

Talking to The Sun, Scott said: “I believe I’m on a emotional rollercoaster. I walk around, trying to keep busy, then burst in to tears. It seems just like a bereavement.

“That fear is now a reality. It’s something I never wanted. ”

Scott said he has decorated Barbara’s room in her London care home to ensure it is as welcoming as possible.

He has set up family pictures as well as a picture of the actress receiving her damehood from the Queen along with a snap of her with Paul O’Grady and Cilla Black at the Royal Variety Performance.

Barbara was made a Dame in 2016

Speaking of the day that he left his wife at the home, Scott said: “I’ll never forget the feeling of emptiness. I felt sick in the pit of my belly that I’d left her. I feel like that.

It’s been 27 years since we met and we spent so much of the time in every other’s company. It seems just like another chapter has gone. ”

Dame Barbara was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s six years back and went public with her identification in 2018.

Back in June, Scott disclosed doctors had told him to be prepared to move Barbara into a care home, admitting that he ’d had a few “rather dark moments” since then. 

Barbara’s former EastEnders co-star Ross Kemp — who filmed a documentary about Alzheimer’therefore, where Scott featured — said that viewing “the deterioration” in her condition had been “shocking and, to those people close to her, profoundly upsetting”.

The two Dame Barbara and her husband have campaigned to increase awareness of the ailment, which is most common in people over the age of 65.

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