Barbara Walters spent her 88th birthday, on September 25th, all alone and watching TV according to Radar Online. The iconic TV and news journalist's health has been declining rapidly over the past several months.Those closest to Barbara Walters are growing very concerned and allegedly believe Babs is beginning to give up on life.

Aging TV icon Barbara Walters prefers to live as a recluse

Walters, in the past, was described as a healthy, robust, and energetic woman who led a full life of excitement that has now slowed down considerably. Barbara spent her days traveling the globe and attended nightly social events. Now she prefers to remain shut in at her home secluded from the world.

Alzheimer's Disease attacks another Hollywood legend

This is the second year in a row that Walters has opted not to step out to celebrate her birthday. As previously reported, the TV legend's friends have revealed that Barbara Walters has been very ill for the past year and often relies on a wheelchair to move about her home. It has been alleged that Barbara Walters is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease. RO reports that the creator of "The View [VIDEO]" described Barbara as "disoriented" and unable to remember who she is speaking with.

Walters' rep has denied that Babs is ill. However, it has been more than a year since Walters has been seen in public since experiencing a heart-related health scare in 2016. Back in 2010, Barbara's health issues began to increase. She began suffering from health issues, resulting in numerous hospital stays over the years.

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Those close to Babs began to notice a big change in her personality and character, especially in 2015 after the reserved reporter suddenly began speaking with what was described as a loose tongue. It was while conducting her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2015” interviews that things began to take an odd turn. During the interview with Bradley Cooper, Walters crudely blurted out, “I find you very screwable.”

The remarks left Barbara's friends and fans in a state of shock. From there it has been a downhill health battle for the TV legend. It is sad to see the aging process taking such a cruel toll on Barbara Walters. Unfortunately, there are just some things in our lives that we are unable to control, no matter how we try.

The official Alzheimer's Awareness site states that in 2017 over five million Americans of ages 65 and older suffer from Alzheimer's disease with an estimated 200,000 people under 65 suffering from younger-onset Alzheimer's. It is a disease that has no cure and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

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