No matter who you are, dementia can affect anyone, and although some days will be better than others, any experience with this cruel disease will always be painful to reflect upon.
This was the case for the nations well loved ‘This Morning’ and ‘Loose Women’ host Ruth Langsford. Whilst hosting the show last Tuesday she was unable to hold back the tears following a Loose Women pre-recorded interview with Englebert Humperdinck, whose wife Patricia is battling Alzheimers.
It was hard to watch as Ruth couldn’t even finish her sentence and turned to costar Coleen to help explain that the heart break her and her mother felt while her farther battled dementia was awful.
After the show Ruth posted a short video to social media explaining why the emotions ran so high saying “I love taking about my dad, but sometimes it just gets to me”. She described how some days she can speak about him and his battle in great detail where as other days (like today) she finds it incredibly hard. The truth in this statement is so relatable as everyone has those days were things hit them that bit harder especially when it comes to family.
Ruth received a lot of support through social media after this and many people thanking her for being so open about her feelings on Loose Women. It was reassuring to see such a powerful woman express that some days she is more vulnerable to her emotions than others, and more importantly that this is normal!
“Feelings are visitors, let them come and go” – Mooji