Barbara Walters Health: Does Barbara Have Dementia? How Is Barbara Walters Health Doing?
American retired broadcast journalist and television personality, Barbara Walters, suffers from a disease called dementia.
The disease started three years ago when she stopped posting photos on her social media.
According to sources, Barbara suffers from tiredness and fatigue and stress, and agitation. She is very weak and spends a great deal of the day napping.
Barbara is well known for her interviewing ability.
She has appeared as a host of multiple television programs, including The View, Today, the ABC Evening News, and 20/20.
Barbara’s impact on female representation in broadcast journalism has cemented her legacy as one of the best to ever do it.
Longevity alone would have made her a legend – she worked as a journalist for 65 years – but she did more than just deliver the news.
She paved the way for women to join the industry, and it’s because of Barbara that women like Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, and Joy Behar appear on The View.
The ABC show was Barbara’s brainchild, which she launched in 1997. In celebration of the show’s 25th year, the current hosts raised their glasses and said, “For you Barbara!”
Barbara Walters was a bit unsure of how she would cope with retirement. She’d lived a scheduled life for decades and would now have entire days with nothing to do. “I don’t know what my life is going to be when it is unscheduled!” Barbara said.
However, she was confident that she wouldn’t take up another challenge. “I don’t want to appear on another program or climb another mountain,” she had said.
“I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women – and OK, some men too – who will be taking my place.”
Unfortunately, Barbara’s health started failing several years into her retirement.