Linda Robson tests herself for dementia 'all the time'
28 October 2018 - 9:00 AM

Linda Robson tests herself for dementia 'all the time'

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Linda Robson gets tested for dementia "all the time".

The 60-year-old actress has revealed she undergoes regular tests for the disease because she's terrified of getting dementia like her beloved mother Rita.

The "Loose Women" star - who watched her mother battle the disease for years before her death in 2012 - told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "I test myself all the time to check I'm not getting it.

"I try to remember numbers, things like that. It was awful seeing the woman I worshiped deteriorate."

Linda is currently working with the Alzheimer's Society to help raise money to pay for research into the disease.

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The "Birds of a Feather" star is also a big supporter of Marie Curie, which helped nurse her mother in a hospice in the months before she died.

She shared: "They made my mum's last months and moments the best they possibly could.

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"I can never thank them enough for the way they looked after my mum."

Linda also insisted that the general perception of hospices as "depressing" places is inaccurate.

She continued: "Her death wasn't unexpected but it was still a shock.

"People think hospices are depressing places but they aren't - we took so much comfort knowing there was someone looking after Mum round the clock.

"Every person who walked through the door was cared for - not just the patients, but the families too."

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