Grey's Anatomy Spoiler Talk: Adele Webber image

Ailing Adele. (Soaps.com)

More episodes ahead.

According to TV Line, actress Loretta Devine has confirmed that she is slated for about five episodes as Adele Webber on Grey's Anatomy this season. This news is fueling speculation that the ailing Adele, who keeps winding up in the ER with injuries and memory issues, may in fact be suffering from Alzheimer's disease. As "Grey's Anatomy" viewers know, Derek (Patrick Dempsey) is currently doing a clinical trial on the condition, partly because Meredith's (Ellen Pompeo) mother, who was also Richard's (James Pickens Jr.) former lover, died from the disease. Loretta Devine has already appeared on two episodes.

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