Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott says her ‘frightening’ Alzheimer’s struggle has worsened as she forgets where she lives and that they’re married Updated: 8 Aug 2019, 10:00 Amanda Devlin Invalid Date, BARBARA Windsor’s husband Scott says her “frightening” Alzheimer’s battle has worsened as she forgets where she lives and that they’re married. The 82-year-old EastEnders legend bravely revealed her devastating diagnosis in May 2018 following a secret four-year struggle. 7 Scott Mitchell has been married to Dame Barbara Windsor for 19 years Credit: PA:Press Association/PA Images It inspired Scott to support Dementia Revolution in honour of the beloved actress by running the Amsterdam Marathon in October. “Barbara has been overwhelmed by the public’s support,” Scott told The Sun Online. “Of course I do have to keep reminding her, but that’s the nature of the condition unfortunately. “It’s a progressive illness, which is what you have to understand.