NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Honoree Barbara Walters (L) speaks onstage at the 2014 Women's Media Awards at Capitale on October 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for The Women's Media Center)

According to, Barbara Walters health is getting worse.

The award-winning journalist has been diagnosed with dementia, heart disease, and hearing loss.

The 89-year-old is bound to her New York apartment and is cared for by her caretakers, “Sadly, her dementia has been getting worse,” a source for the news outlet said.

“[Her] caretakers give her the opportunity to make everyday decisions, but more often than not she’ll stare at them blankly.”

It’s being reported that she often doesn’t remember her View co-hosts and will hang up on them when they call.  “Barbara is fading a little more every day,” the source said. “She’s close to the end and her team is scrambling to manage affairs just the way Barbara would want them.”

Dementia is a hard disease to watch a person go through.