Linda Robson reveals scary dementia safety


Loose Women's Linda Robson has acknowledged that she is afraid of getting dementia – so much that she regularly tests to make sure she does not develop it.

The 60-year-old, currently supporting the Alzheimer's Society, revealed that her fear comes from seeing her beloved mother, Rita, going through the disease.

She confessed to The Sunday times, "A person develops dementia every three months in Britain.

"I'm testing myself all the time to make sure I do not get it. I try to remember numbers, things like that." I've seen from the first hand experience how it's going to be life up and down.

Linda's mother had permission for several years before she left in 2012. She has acknowledged that the experience of seeing Rita go through the disease was difficult to review.

The Solving women The star said, "It was terrible to see the woman I worshiped deteriorating. It's not a day when I do not think about my mom."

She continued to admit that one of the worst parts was when Rita stopped recognizing her and her family. Linda said, "It's awful to see that your love disappears before you. It's hard when they do not recognize you or their grandchildren."

Linda also confessed to see that her mother, Rita, goes through dementia, has made her more determined than ever to help fight the disease. She discussed her support for Alzheimer's society, she said, "She has made me determined to do all I can to help defeat dementia."

Linda Robson is not the only one Solving women panelist who has been affected by the dementia's impact. Ruth Langsford's father, Dennis, was also diagnosed with the disease in the 70's.

When she talked about how it affected her and her family, she has previously said, "When someone you love has dementia, you know you've lost them long before they actually die.

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"They can sit in a room with you but they are not necessarily aware of it. It's heartbreaking. You want to remember the vivid person they were, but you have to let the sorrow fall."

While a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia can be scary, the Alzheimer's Society is important to share with you that you can still live well with the disease.

Many people who get the disease can still work independently for several years after being told that they have it, and helpful tricks like a memorandum and make your home more demented can help you live a lifetime while fighting for the disease.

For more advice and support and information on how you or a loved one can live well with dementia, visit Alzheimer's society here.