The 63-year-old journalist was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a year ago.

She is now in a trial for a new Alzheimer’s treatment.

In an interview with The Mirror, Fiona said the disease has “ravaged” her family and has now “come for” her. She previously lost both of her parents to Alzheimer’s.

“It’s heartbreaking to see how it affects people of all ages,” she said.

“I hope I can help find a cure.”

‘I thought I’d get it at 80. But I was only 62.

The former TV host said, “I was angry because this disease has already affected my life. My mom was crippled by it, then my dad, my grandparents, and my uncle.” It keeps coming back.

Fiona’s husband, Martin Frizell, was with her during the interview. He agreed that her family had been affected by the disease and that it was a shock to receive the diagnosis at her age.

The GMTV host has decided to share her diagnosis publicly after keeping it to herself for 18 months.

“No one knows because I haven’t told anyone.” I was worried people would judge me.

The mother of two, who has children Nat, aged 25, and Mackenzie, 22, decided to tell people about her condition.

She wants to challenge stigma and encourage conversations by sharing her story.

‘People still think of old people with this disease as being senile.

‘But I’m still here, going out, meeting friends, going to dinner, and walking daily.’

The Alzheimer’s Society has praised Fiona for her bravery.

Chief Executive Kate Lee told, “Our thoughts are with Fiona Phillips and her family following the announcement that she has dementia.”

Fiona often talks about her parents’ experiences with dementia. She has been a big supporter of Alzheimer’s Society.

“Sharing such personal news raises awareness of dementia, and we are grateful to Fiona.”

Fiona has also worked with Alzheimer’s Research UK, who said, “Fiona has been a friend of Alzheimer’s Research UK for over a decade. Her support has shown the importance of research to overcome diseases that cause dementia.”

There are about 70,800 people with dementia in the UK who are under 65. We want to find a cure to end the heartbreak it causes. We’re grateful to Fiona for helping us.

Fiona was a famous TV presenter in the late 1990s.

Then, in 2005, she competed on Strictly Come Dancing with Brendan Cole as her partner.

She was also a Loose Women panelist in the 2000s, a BBC One’s Watchdog presenter, and an agony aunt for New! magazine.