A health update has been provided by Bruce Willis’ family.
Frontotemporal dementia has been diagnosed in Willis, according to the actor’s family, which also includes his wife Emma Heming Willis, ex-wife Demi Moore, and kids Rummer Willis, Scout Willis, and Tallulah Willis.
Along with a picture of the “Red” actor grinning on a beach, Willis’ family posted his most recent diagnosis on Instagram.
Following their announcement that the 67-year-old actor had been diagnosed with aphasia in March 2022, the actor’s family expressed gratitude to the public for the “amazing outpouring of love, support, and great stories” they had received.
Since we now have a better grasp of what he is going through, we wanted to offer you an update regarding our dear husband, father, and friend,” the family stated. Since we reported Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis in the spring of 2022, his health has worsened, and we now have a more precise diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Regrettably, Bruce’s communication problems are only one sign of his illness. Although unpleasant, it is a comfort to receive a definitive diagnosis at last.
FTD is a horrible disease that many of us have never heard of and may strike anyone, according to the family’s entire statement, which was posted on the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration’s website.
According to them, the illness is the most prevalent type of dementia among those under 60.
The family of Willis expressed their optimism that the lack of a cure for the illness “may change in the years ahead” and that media coverage would assist bring notice to the condition and increase awareness.
“Bruce has always believed in using his platform to advocate for others and bring attention to pressing issues, both publicly and personally. We believe in our hearts that, if he could, he would want to respond by drawing attention to this crippling condition and fostering a sense of community among others who are also affected by it and how it affects so many people and their families, “written by his family.
According to the Mayo Clinic, people with frontotemporal dementia may experience changes in their personalities, emotional difficulties, and speech challenges.
Loss of motor skills, such as issues walking, swallowing, or muscle spasms, might be another indication. Over time, symptoms frequently deteriorate.
Last year, Willis’ family announced that he would stop acting since his aphasia was impairing his cognitive function.