ITV presenter Fiona Phillips has announced that she has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The 62-year-old journalist received the diagnosis a year ago after experiencing months of brain fog and anxiety. She is currently participating in trials as part of research into a groundbreaking treatment being investigated by scientists.
Confirming the “heartbreaking” news to The Mirror, columnist Fiona revealed that the illness has had a devastating impact on her family and has now affected her as well.
“And all across the country, people of various ages are being affected by it – it’s truly heartbreaking,” she expressed.
“I simply hope that I can contribute to finding a cure that may improve the lives of others in the future.”