‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Dina Mergeron’s Health Declining – Fall Sweeps Shocker?

The Young and the Restless viewers know Dina Mergeron (Marla Adams) received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in the last year.  Several signs indicate that Dina Mergeron’s health is declining.  Could this be a major storyline for Fall sweeps?

Abbott Family Gathers

Y&R fans know all of the Abbott’s will be living under one roof shortly. Billy Abbott (Jason Thompson) and Phyllis Abbott (Gina Tognoni) moved into the family home last week. Now, Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman) has also decided he needs to return to the nest.  Kyle Abbott (Michael Mealor) and Ashley Abbott (Eileen Davidson) already living there and Beth Maitland is scheduled to return as Traci Abbott on September 21.

The Abbott living room is seen on the show regularly. Several recent scenes would have most likely played out at Jabot. Nonetheless, with so many characters now living at the Abbott’s it seems natural to stage the action there.  This change has giving Dina several opportunities to appear on-screen.

‘Young and the Restless’ Spoilers: Dina Mergeron’s (Marla Adams) Health Declining

Dina returned to Genoa City as vibrant as ever. However, it didn’t take long for clues to appear that something was amiss. Dina’s growing dependence on Graham Bloodworth (Max Shippee) was a red flag. Young and the Restless spoilers have documented Dina’s Alzheimer’s progression.

Dina is to the point she often does not recognize her own children or mistakes them for the hired help. Dina currently spends a great deal of her time talking about her beloved dog from her childhood. She speaks as if he is alive and well.  Thankfully, Dina has not yet lost her sense of humor. Y&R viewers recently enjoyed her running commentary on the fight between Phyllis and Summer.  She definitely still has some spunk left in her.

Fall Sweep Storyline

Fall sweeps are right around the corner. It would seem the time is right for this storyline to move front and center. Many viewers have had personal experience with this devastating disease. People care about Dina Mergeron’s plight. Marla Adams has been brilliant in the role of the ailing matriarch. Mal Young would do the show well if he moved her storyline to the forefront. Sources say November sweeps will be heartwrenching and dramatic.

Let’s hope the situation is shown with the dignity and respect it deserves. Dina could be allowed to spend her remaining time surrounded by her children and loved ones.

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Heather Brueck

I have been hooked on the soaps for many years. I still remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap as she watched her “stories”. Today, ‘Bold and Beautiful’ and ‘Young and the Restless’ keep me glued to my set. My love of all things soap coupled with my love of writing makes me a perfect fit with the Soap Dirt team.