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Bruce Willis’s condition is deteriorating, the family announces sad news
February 20, 2023
Almost a year after it turned out that the movie star Bruce Willis She would retire from acting due to her diagnosis of aphasia, her family shared more details about her health condition.
Bruce’s wife Emma Heming Willis, ex Demi Moore and several other family members took to Instagram to reveal that the actor’s condition has “advanced” and that he has now been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
The family said in a statement that the communication challenge is just one of many symptoms that Bruce is dealing with. Last March, the announcement of Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis stunned fans around the world as it came as a complete shock.
Read on to learn more.
Bruce Willis Family Share Health Update
In a joint statement, Bruce’s family informed fans about the actor’s condition. They also shared how grateful they were for the outpouring of love they received from fans around the world after his unfortunate condition was first revealed.
The statement read: “We wanted to provide information about our beloved husband, father and friend as we now have a deeper understanding of what he is going through.”
The supportive family then revealed that Bruce had been diagnosed with ‘frontotemporal dementia (FTD)’ as his illness progressed.
The family added that “although it is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”
What is frontotemporal dementia?
According to an extended version of the statement officially shared by the Willis family FTD websiteit is a “cruel disease” and also “the most common form of dementia” among people under the age of 60.
Because of how long it can take to diagnose the disease, it is very common as people go years without knowing they have it.
Their statement read: “FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and it can strike anyone. FTD is the most common form of dementia in people under the age of 60, and because it can take years to be diagnosed, FTD is probably more common than we know.”
They went on to state that “there is no cure for the disease, a reality that we hope may change in the coming years. As Bruce’s condition progresses, we hope that all media attention will be focused on shedding light on this disease, which needs much more attention and research. “
The Willis family wants to raise awareness of the disease
Taking a page from Bruce’s book of kindness, the Willis family plans to help raise awareness of the terrible disease.
They wrote: “Bruce has always believed in using his voice in the world to help others and raise awareness of important issues both publicly and privately. We know in our hearts that if you could today, you would want to respond to raise global awareness and connect with those who also struggle with this debilitating disease and how it affects so many people and their families. “
In their statement, they encouraged other families who have gone through similar experiences to educate themselves about the disease to understand how best to treat it. People with no experience with FTD were also encouraged to try to learn about it and its content.
The Willis family commented: “Ours is just one family with a loved one with FTD and we encourage others who are dealing with it to seek out the wealth of information and support available through AFTD (@theaftd, theaftd. org).”
They conclude by highlighting how caring and loving Bruce was to people, saying that he “meant the world to them” and that this same care “echoes back to him”.
Bruce Willis’ family was by his side
Following the shocking diagnosis of Bruce’s health condition, Bruce’s family updated their fans with videos and photos of his daily activities, showing how much love and happiness surrounds the ailing actor.
The famous action movie star recently appeared in a cute Instagram photo of her daughter Tallulah, where they both made silly and goofy faces for the camera.
She also appeared in a fun video last year with another daughter, Mabel, dancing to Lizzo’s chart-topping hit ‘About D*mn Time’.