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Dame Barbara Windsor's husband reveals her 'memory comes back' when she sings

Scott revealed she still has her "wonderful sense of humour"

After she was pictured enjoying a night at the theatre earlier this week, Dame Barbara Windsor's husband has offered an update on her health.

Former EastEnders star Barbara has been battling Alzheimer's since her diagnosis in 2014.

Now, her husband Scott Mitchell has revealed that the actress's "memory comes back" when she sings.

Dame Barbara's "memory comes back" when she sings, her husband has revealed (Credit: Splash News)

He told the Mirror that she is able to "perform again" when she hears music.

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Scott said: "It's a very common thing, music. Music triggers the brain."

She still has her wonderful sense of humour and we still laugh and have a giggle.

He added: "It's really heartening to see as she taps into a place that has strong memory and evokes happiness."

Scott also revealed that Barbara needs 24-hour nursing care.

Scott said that on good days Barbara still enjoys trips to the theatre (Credit: Splash News)

However, she is able to embrace her love of the theatre when she feels well enough.

She recently went to see her pal Matt Lucas perform in Les Misérables in London's West End.

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Scott added: "Dementia is a progressive illness, and you know you are heading in one direction, but she still has her wonderful sense of humour and we still laugh and have a giggle."

The former EastEnders actress was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014 (Credit: Splash News)

Barbara's former EastEnders co-star Kellie Shirley recently revealed that the veteran actress still has an "infectious personality", despite "terrible days".

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