Soap favourite Barbara Windsor speaks out for first time about living with dementia
She's famous for playing some of the most memorable roles in British television - from her appearances in the Carry On films to being Albert Square's most famous battleaxe.
Barbara Windsor has now spoken out for the first time about her demenia diagnosis - sharing a strong message urging people to support researching into finding a cure for the disease.
The 81-year-old was diagnosed with dementia four years ago - but hid the diagnosis until May 2018. Her partner has previously said it has been a "very difficult time" for the couple.
Wearing a Dementia Revolution top, she pleads: "I'm asking you to make a stand against dementia."
Speaking to the camera, she adds: "Support ground-breaking research to find a cure for a condition that affects so many people, like me. With your help we can and will end dementia with research"
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The star is now urging competitors in 2019's Virgin Money London Marathon to sign up to raise funds to find a cure for dementia.
The disease affects thousands of people every year, the NHS says 1 in 14 people over 65 will develop dementia, and the condition affects 1 in 6 people over 80.