Fiona Phillips has opened up about living with Alzheimer's disease after she publicly revealed in July that she was suffering from the condition.
The 62-year-old former GMTV presenter has now spoken in greater detail about her symptoms of the disease and how it is something that runs in her family.
Speaking to The Mirror, Phillips said: "I am just carrying on as much as I can. It’s when I talk about it that I can’t quite believe I’m talking about myself – I’m used to talking about it in relation to my mum and my dad having it… my whole family have been slaughtered by it."
Phillips also spoke about the ways in which the disease has affected her – mainly memory loss – where she "kept having moment" where she forgot words.
She added: "It doesn’t happen all the time… just occasionally. And that’s just not me at all.
"I can normally talk until next Christmas. It is just weird when it happens because I’m thinking, 'why has my mouth stopped and I’m still thinking about the sentence'. It’s really weird."
Phillips was initially diagnosed after going to the doctor following months of brain fog and anxiety, and is currently a participant in a trial to find a cure for the disease.
As part of the trial, Phillips is injected three times a day by her husband who is her primary carer. Phillips is married to Martin Frizell who is the current editor of This Morning and has overseen the show's controversial year with the departure of Phillip Schofield.
Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease that progressively worsens and is the main cause of dementia. Its most common early symptoms are difficulty in remembering recent events which often progress to disorientation, language problems, mood swings and behaviour issues. It is not known what causes Alzheimer's.
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