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Husband reveals Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear is suffering from dementia

Julie Goodyear

Coronation star Julie Goodyear

Scott Brand, husband of Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear MBE, has revealed that his wife is suffering from dementia.


Scott said: "My darling wife and I have had to come to terms with this heart-breaking diagnosis.

"Unfortunately, Julie has been suffering forgetfulness for some time and we have been seeking medical advice and assistance, but we

now know that there is no hope of a reversal in the situation – and that her condition will get progressively, and perhaps speedily, worse.


"We have taken the decision to publicly announce the diagnosis as Julie still loves visiting friends and eating out. Inevitably she is recognised, and fans love

to meet her - and she them - but she can get confused particularly if she is tired. I hope people will understand."


Julie remains a patron of Willow Wood Hospice in Greater Manchester.


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