Bruce Willis has kept a low profile since being diagnosed with aphasia in 2022. Nearly a year later, his family announced the heartbreaking news that his condition had progressed and he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD).
The 68-year-old man’s family has been trying to stay healthy throughout his illness, but his wife, Emma Heming Willis, has opened up about her struggles to stay positive and recently said she was While admitting that it was “not good,” he admitted that he was “doing his best for the world.” It’s for myself and my family. ”
In an Instagram video in August, she said, “I have to make a conscious effort every day to live the best life I can. For myself. I have two children and I I’m doing it for Bruce who doesn’t want to.” to live in another way. ”
she added: “So I don’t want to be misunderstood as a good person because I’m not good. But I have to do what’s best for myself and my family.”
Despite receiving a diagnosis, the actor still seems to be doing well and was even photographed on Father’s Day seeing his grandson Luetta, daughter of eldest son Rumer Willis. Rumer paid tribute to his father and said: “Watching my father hold his daughter today will be something I will treasure for the rest of my life.
“His kindness and his love for her were so pure and beautiful. Daddy, I’m so lucky to have you, and so is Lou. The stupidest, most loving, coolest thing a girl could ever want.” Thank you for being Dadio.Best Girl’s Dad’ Game…. ‘”
What’s wrong with Bruce Willis?
february 2023 wives of bruce, ex-wives Demi Moore and their three daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah shared the difficult news that Bruce’s health is declining. In a joint Instagram post, the five women explained that the actor’s aphasia diagnosis sadly progressed to frontotemporal dementia, known as FTD.
Sharing a photo of Bruce on the beach, the statement read: “Our family is in awe of the incredible health we have all received since sharing Bruce’s initial diagnosis. I just wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the love, support, and wonderful story of Mr. We wanted to give you an update on our dear husband, father and friend.
“Since announcing Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in the spring of 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and he is now being given a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, communication problems are just one symptom of the illness Bruce is facing. It was painful, but I was relieved to finally have a definite diagnosis. “
The post directed Instagram followers to the link, which led to a more detailed statement. Frontotemporal Dementia Association. Further detailing Bruce’s condition, the statement said: “FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and it can affect anyone. FTD is the most common form of dementia for people under 60, can take years to diagnose, and FTD is much more prevalent than we know. may have.”
They explained that there is unfortunately no cure for the disease, but they hoped that sharing the news publicly would shed light on the disease and bring further awareness and research.
They said, “Bruce always believed in using his voice to help people in the world and raise awareness about important issues, both public and private. I know from the bottom of my heart that I want to repay by delivering results.” A concern and connection to those battling this debilitating disease and how it affects so many individuals and their families. ”
What is Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)?
according to Alzheimer’s Society, FTD refers to a range of diseases caused by progressive neuronal cell loss in the frontal or temporal lobes of the brain. Neuronal damage caused by frontotemporal dementia leads to loss of function in these brain regions, variously causing behavior, personality deterioration, and/or difficulties in producing or understanding language.
Symptoms of FTD begin gradually and progress steadily, often including dramatic behavioral changes such as swearing, poor judgment, emotional detachment from others, loss of energy, and decreased speech frequency. will be There is no specific treatment for FTD, it gets worse over time, and the rate of decline varies from person to person.
When did Bruce Willis’ health problems start?
In March 2022, Bruce’s family announced that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia. Aphasia is a disorder caused by damage to specific areas of the brain that control language expression and comprehension, meaning an inability to communicate effectively with others.
In a statement shared by the entire family, Demi said, “To our amazing supporters of the Bruce, as a family we would like to share that our beloved Bruce has been having some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia. I thought, it’s affecting his cognitive ability.”
She continued, “As a result, and as a result of careful consideration, Bruce is leaving a career that has meant so much to him. This is a truly difficult time for our family and we hope that you will all continue to support us.” Thank you so much for your love, care and support.”
“We are through this situation as a strong family group and wanted to bring in his fans because we know how much he means to you as you do to him. Because, as Bruce always says, ‘Hurry up and live,’ we’re planning together.” Just do it. Love, Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn. ”
In May 2023, Bruce’s daughter Tallulah said, trend His frontotemporal dementia, he said, “is eroding his cognition and behavior day by day.”