Radar Online recently reported some disturbing news about Barbara Walters and her health. The once active journalist is now isolated in her home with failing health. The 88-year television legend has not been seen in public since July 2016. A person close to Walters says she is wheelchair-bound and never leaves her New York apartment. Her friends are concerned about her because they are not allowed to see or talk to her. Friends have tried unsuccessfully to see Walters. When they show up to visit, doormen have been instructed to keep everyone away.

Health issues

Radar Online reported that Walters' hearing is impaired and she suffers from heart disease.

She has been showing signs of dementia for months, but her reps deny it. The last person who saw her is convinced that she does have Alzheimer’s. A sign is that she doesn't recognize much these days. Sometimes she doesn't recognize her own name. She does recognize a few old photos of her late dog, Cha Cha, and the televised voice of Joy Behar, co-host of "The View," the ABC morning talk show that Walters created with Bill Geddie in 1997. She is often disoriented and has nurses with her around the clock.

A few months ago, the iconic journalist broke her hip. Therefore, she is using a wheelchair to get around in her apartment. She spends most of her days in her library reading and staring at the same page for hours. At other times, she looks out the window at Central Park.

Other issues

Walters has become suspicious of her staff and the nurses in her household.

She has become paranoid and accuses them of stealing valuables from her. She sometimes gets so angry with them and tries to fight them when they are only trying to take care of her. The woman who used to be so careful about her appearance hasn't had her hair done in over a year, according to her longtime hairdresser. Her caregiver washes it and puts it up in a ponytail.

The broadcast journalist, author, and television personality is well known around the world by political leaders, dignitaries from foreign countries and average television viewers. Her career started in 1952, and she was very active on ABC until she retired from "The View" in 2014 after hosting it for 16 seasons. She is still the executive producer of the ABC morning talk show. She also hosted the "Today Show," "20/20," and "ABC Evening News." Viewers looked forward to her specials every year.

Walters' friends and former co-workers are very concerned about her. They fear the worst for her because of her health issues and the isolation [VIDEO]. They really want to see her with their own eyes while there is still time.