Dina Mergeron has been a breath of fresh air on "The Young and the Restless" in recent months. She is fiery, stands her ground and has become endeared to viewers as well as genoa city residents. Her Alzheimer's diagnosis has devastated family friends and also loyal viewers, and now the demise of this beloved character may be imminent. Spoiler alerts from Celeb Dirty Laundry indicate that her condition is going to take a turn for the worse and her health decline may be signaling that the end of her life is near. Just when the mother of the Abbot children is giving fans so much pleasure in each scene, she may be abruptly removed from the canvas.

Dina's Alzheimer's disease speaks for itself

There is at this time no known cure for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Therefore, it always results in a decline in quality of life that results in death. For this reason "The Young and the Restless" viewers realize there can be no miraculous cure. It would be a grave disservice to all who have the disease and their loved ones for Dina to suddenly regain her health. Loyal fans must brace themselves that soon they will no longer enjoy the stellar performance of the mother of Jack, Ashey and Tracy Abbot.

It is unfortunate that Dina's diagnosis of Alzheimer's speaks for itself, and her days in Genoa City are numbered. Ms. Mergeron has been given some meaty material, and fans are loving her sharp wit and the way she spoke out regarding her feelings towards Nikki and Hilary.

Sadly, spoilers say that Dina will soon confuse her son with her late ex-husband and refer to Jack as John. This is a very real symptom of people who have various forms of dementia.

The end is near for this beloved character

When Dina Mergeron returned to Genoa City viewers wondered what her agenda was and it took time to warm up to this icy woman.

She was brash and sassy talking to Nikki about dancing on a pole and giving a lap dance. She made Abby blush when she asked if Zack was good between the sheets. Once Graham was out of the picture the Abbot family began to put the past behind them and love this woman for who she is now. The knowledge that her days are limited has affected not only her television family but viewers as well.

Dina seemed poised to be the new Katherine Chancellor until the truth was revealed about her medical history. Now fans of "The Young and the Restless" along with the residents of Genoa City are preparing for the long goodbye. Spoilers also say Ms. Mergeron will become confused and think it is Thanksgiving rather than the Christmas New Year season. It will be difficult to watch this unfold but her family, as well as the viewers, have no choice but to deal with the ugly reality that the Abbot matriarch came home to die.