Prunella Scales Is Battling Mild Alzheimer’s

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Fawlty Towers star Prunella Scales opened up about her condition in a new documentary, revealing she’s suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. The movie Grand Canal Journeys, filmed with her husband Timothy West to whom she’s been married for more than 50 years, airs in the UK on 10 March.

The couple made a movie about their passion for travelling by boat on Britain’s waterways, but her husband also mentioned her condition saying, “Pru has this condition. It’s sort of Alzheimer’s but it isn’t; it’s quite mild… She can’t remember things very well…”

“When you think back over the long period and you think this person that I loved and enjoyed this and that and the other with doesn’t really exist anymore, it’s another person… that’s quite painful. But you mustn’t think like that, you must take it from day to day. You notice how much she’s able to do and how much she enjoys life…. Her sense of humour is still there, and things still make her laugh. We have a lot of fun,” reveals West.

However, Prunella’s not paying much attention to her condition, saying she’s determined to make the most of her life.

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