Barbara Walters suffering from ‘advanced’ dementia? TV legend reportedly can't rememb

Barbara Walters suffering from ‘advanced’ dementia? TV legend reportedly can't remember Whoopi Goldberg
American Media Inc.
March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT
Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg attend the Broadway opening night of 'Sister Act' at the Broadway Theatre on April 20, 2011 in New York City. (Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
Amid Jenny McCarthy’s bombshell tell-all about her former View boss Barbara Walters’ erratic behaviour, can exclusively report the TV legend’s dementia is so advanced, she no longer recognizes her closest friends — and the tragic end could be near.
Whoopi Goldberg recently paid a visit to her former co-host, but 89-year-old Walters couldn’t remember her at all, an insider claimed.
And even worse, Goldberg’s presence triggered a screaming fit from the reclusive star, the insider said.
“Barbara’s eyes were opened wide, and she was terrified,” the insider spilled. “Barbara screamed: ‘Who is she? Get out, get out! Help me! Get out.’”
“She wouldn’t stop. No one could calm her down. Whoopi excused herself from the room. She was heartbroken by what she saw.”
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And while a rep for the veteran journalist said Walters is doing fine, the insider revealed her dementia is now at such a stage that insiders fear she could die any day.
Walters’ loved ones have been making subtle arrangements for visitors, and devoted friends have been saying their final farewells.
The insider added: “The family is hoping the sight of familiar faces brings her some comfort in her final stretch. They have not said anything specific about the end, but many of the meetings have been solemn and teary.”
But others are worried about the reach of the icon’s inner circle — with some regulars suddenly being shut out by a mysterious “butler” who controls the star’s affairs.
“It’s driving her pals crazy. But he’s a trusted member of Barbara’s team who has known her for years,” another source said.
“One of her beauty regulars who used to go over every day when she was on TV hasn’t been allowed to see her now in over a year. The butler will not allow anyone in. Barbara had beautiful hair, and now it’s thin and white and just pulled back into a ponytail.”
“She’s in a wheelchair at home and spends most of the day looking out of her windows. It’s all very sad.”
According to Vulture, former View cohost McCarthy accused Walters of alternating between screaming at her and being loving and kind during their time together on the show before the star’s retirement.
In one incident, McCarthy said Walters forgot who she was, and asked, “Who is Jenny McCarthy?”
McCarthy’s stories will appear in Ramin Setoodeh’s upcoming expose Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of The View.
Curious Cdn
I can't remember Whoopi Goldberg being funny.

Must be cementia.
Barbara Walters’ dementia has left her 'very frail'
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August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019 11:24 PM EDT
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Ailing Barbara Walters has been spending her final days in a tragic prison of pain, sources reveal to
The former star of The View hasn’t been seen in public for three years.
Now 89 and suffering from advanced dementia, according to sources, the brains behind the talk show is said to rarely leave her bed and doesn’t even recognize her famous friends.
“Barbara suffers from exhaustion and fatigue, as well as anxiety and agitation,” an insider told Radar.
“She’s very frail and spends a great deal of the day napping!”
Visitors are turned away from her New York digs, where sources said she is deteriorating so rapidly that ABC News is preparing her obituary and former colleagues whisper that her end is very near.
While protective pals and the star’s rep still insist she’s fine, a source close to the vaunted newswoman said, “Barbara is fading a little more every day. She’s close to the end and her team is scrambling to manage affairs just the way Barbara would want them.
“Sadly, her dementia has been getting worse. (Her) caretakers give her the opportunity to make everyday decisions, but more often than not she’ll stare at them blankly.”
The source added The View ladies still reach out: “On good days, Barbara can distinguish Joy Behar’s voice, but on a bad day, she might just hang up!”
The source noted that caretakers get the impression her mind “turns off, like a blank screen on a television.”
As Radar reported recently, Barbara in her more lucid moments was still phoning in to The View to give the girls a piece of her mind as she plotted her return to TV, insiders claimed.
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Barbara Walters suffering from ‘advanced’ dementia? TV legend reportedly can’t remember Whoopi Goldberg
But all that has changed, with a rep for Barbara insisting she was NOT going public or doing any interviews — even though her former producer and close friend Bill Geddie had hoped to get her as one of the first guests on his new Tamron Hall show.
As previously reported, friends said the former TV titan has become a prisoner in her swanky pad overlooking Central Park, where she is wheelchair bound and said to be suffering from hearing loss and heart disease.
They said her dementia is so advanced that she couldn’t recognize Whoopi Goldberg, whose recent visit sent the one-time media powerhouse into a screaming fit, a spy claimed.
Meanwhile, a tipster tattled that ABC is preparing a final tribute: “They want to be ready for the day that Barbara finally signs off for good!”
Curious Cdn
She's just a Prooooog, anyway.