Veteran British actress Prunella Scales is determined not to give up acting following her diagnosis with a form of Alzheimer's disease.

The Fawlty Towers star recently confirmed she is battling the degenerative brain condition, and she was asked about the possibility of retirement during an appearance on British Tv series The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Monday (10Mar14).

Scales retorted, "Oh no I want to go on doing it til the day I drop."

The 81 year old is having troubles with her memory, so she devotes more of her time to learning her scripts.

She adds, "I have to start learning (my lines) a lot earlier than I used to."