Sian Welby has admitted she is “heartbroken” that her beloved father Ian will “become a stranger”. The fight against vascular dementia.
The Capital FM star, 37, previously revealed that her father Ian, 84, was diagnosed with the disease despite overcoming a “terrible” battle with cancer and coronavirus. Ta.
And Sian admitted it is now “heartbreaking” to think she may forget her children as the disease progresses, and has already lost her “independence and identity”.
Appearing on Thursday’s This Morning with hosts Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle, Sian shared a video of herself with her father and candidly said: “We know there is no cure and it just gets worse over time.” explained. I literally take each day as it comes.
“I think the tragic thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that it’s one of the cruelest diseases, because you lose your personality and you end up becoming someone else.”
Sian Welby, 37, admitted she is “heartbroken” that her beloved father Ian, who continues to battle vascular dementia, will “become a stranger”.
The Capital FM star, 37, previously revealed that his father Ian, 84, was diagnosed with vascular dementia after overcoming a “terrible” battle with cancer and coronavirus.
Speaking about her father’s condition, she continued:He became more dependent on others, and this meant that he not only lost his independence, but also lost his own identity. ”
She admitted while talking about the disease. “It sneaks up on you, he goes to the cabin and forgets why he went there, and it gets worse and sometimes he completely forgets why he’s there.”
“He needed to feel like a father again. At some point he lost his role as a father because we were doing everything. He couldn’t drive, he couldn’t make dinner. I couldn’t do anything I normally do: go shopping, get my car repaired, etc.
“The idea that someone like your own father might not know who you are and walk into a room and say, ‘Do I know you?’ It’s heartbreaking because it’s so possible.”
“I’m trying not to miss my old dad, but I have to accept this new dad and be a little more patient and make him feel like he can still be my dad.”
She added: “It’s a confusing experience because sometimes you almost forget he has it, and other times it’s so obvious.”
Sian previously explained that Ian “no longer has short-term memory”. In a new interview with got it! Early this month.
The star revealed that Ian struggles to remember day-to-day events, but added that she is “lucky” that he still recognizes her.
Appearing on This Morning on Thursday, Sian shared a video of herself and her father and gave a candid explanation. She said: “I think the sad thing about Alzheimer’s disease is that it’s one of the cruelest diseases, because you lose your personality and you end up becoming someone else.”
He added, “I’m trying not to miss my old dad, but I have to accept my new dad and be a little more patient with him and make him feel like he can still be a dad.”
Sian joined hosts Josie Gibson and Craig Doyle and consultant neurologist Dr Catherine Mummery, who also revealed that he lost his father to dementia three years ago.
She added that she still hopes Ian will guide her when she marries radio producer Jake Beckett next year.
She said, “When someone calls me, when I hang up, I can’t remember who it was.” When her mother runs out to the store, she can’t remember when her mother left or when she’ll be back. ”
Sian added that while Ian was battling cancer and coronavirus, his weight plummeted to six stone and his family feared he would have to move into a care home.
Sian said Ian’s poor health meant that some members of his family were unable to travel and a marriage abroad would not be possible.
She also shared her pride in her father, who made his hosting debut on This Morning last month, earning praise from viewers.
She said: “At one point we were told he might never get out of bed. Since then, he’s been tending to his garden on his riding mower!”
When Ian asked if he could walk her down the aisle, she replied: “That’s the dream…I think that’s what made me cry when Jake and I got engaged.” I was thinking maybe dad would actually be involved. Maybe he will actually see me get married.
While hosting This Morning last month, Sian admitted her father was battling vascular dementia while hosting a segment on degenerative diseases.
Speaking about her incurable disease, she said: “This is one of the most devastating things, my father has vascular dementia.”
“I’m scared of losing someone I know, it’s so scary!” As you say, would you want to get tested if you knew you were susceptible?
“It’s hard to know! I don’t know if you want to know, but is ignorance bliss? But then again, what if you could do something about it?”
Mr Sian, who has been praised for “bringing the fun back” to the struggling ITV flagship, was present to discuss a revolutionary new blood test that can detect Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages.
The presenter confirmed that Ian is one of more than 900,000 people currently living with dementia across the UK.
In 2022, she admitted that she was terrified of her elderly father after he was diagnosed with cancer and contracted COVID-19.
Ian developed sepsis and pneumonia in both lungs, and his health deteriorated significantly.
During his seven weeks in hospital, his weight dropped to six-and-a-half stone, but Mr Welby feared the worst.
In 2022, she admitted she was scared of her elderly father after he was diagnosed with cancer and contracted COVID-19.
The star revealed that Ian struggles to remember day-to-day events, but added that he was “lucky” that he still recognized her.
When her son showed signs of improvement, she shared a tender photo with her father on Instagram and wrote, “Doctors said this was nothing short of a miracle.”
“My father had leukemia and then contracted coronavirus, which caused sepsis and pneumonia in both lungs and left him unable to eat, walk or speak. He has spent the past seven weeks in the hospital. There was a possibility that he would never return home.
“Last week, I finally got to hug him, so I posted a second photo on my Instagram story and I was flooded with positive messages from everyone.
“I just want to thank you all for your kind words. Literally the day after I got an email from my mom saying he got out of bed, so much positivity came to him. It’s unbelievable.”
She added: “I believe in the power of positive thinking and I truly feel like I’m the luckiest girl in the world. My dad is home from the hospital!! He is making an incredible recovery. Even the doctors can’t believe it!
“What a wonderful day… I showed him all your messages and he had tears in his eyes. I asked him to print them all out so he could read them again when I’m not here. I was asked to do so.”
“I just want to add, if you’re going through something similar, I send my heartfelt love to everyone in the world, even when you feel completely helpless.
“If you can, tell them you love them, hold their hand, give them a hug. Be that positive voice that keeps telling them to fight, and if you can’t fight anymore, tell them happy stories from the past.”
if you are If you have dementia and are concerned about your diagnosis or your carer, please contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 03331503456 or visit the Alzheimer’s Society website. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support
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