Bruce Willis’ Family Reveal His Condition Has Worsened To Dementia
Some sad news to report today. Movie star Bruce Willis has dementia. As some of you may remember, the 67-year-old actor retired from the business back in March of 2022 after being diagnosed with aphasia.
Now his family has revealed his condition has progressed into frontotemporal dementia. They released a statement to the media on Thursday, Feb. 17.
Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.
So what exactly is FTD? According to the National Institute of Aging, FTD results from damage to neurons in the frontal and temporal lobe of the brain. There’s a laundry list of symptoms, including difficulty with work, trouble walking, unusual behaviors, and trouble communicating.
Bruce’s daughter, Rumer Willis, shared news of the diagnosis on her Instagram page with a photo of her father standing on the beach.
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Unfortunately, there’s no treatment for this disease, but by talking about this so publicly, his family hopes to raise awareness.
As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.
Such sad news. Bruce is a legend. It’s nice to see how much his family cares about him.