SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 04: American actor Bruce Willis attends CocoBaba and Ushopal activity on November 4, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Dementia is such a horrible disease. Watching someone you love mentally and physically deteriorate, is so heart wrenching. Unfortunately, my mom passed away from this terrible disease. My Mom was always smiling and so positive in every situation. Although she was in and out of present reality, she tried to maintain that same energetic, funny personality. I can not even put into words what it felt like when she slipped out of reality, it was as if the person you loved was gone. It was even harder when she realized that she was doing this and it frightened her. It seems like I am hearing more and more about people getting dementia ever since my mom’s diagnosis. Maybe it is really happening more often, or maybe I am just more aware of the term when I hear it on the news.
Bruce Willis’ condition “has progressed” and the “Die Hard” actor has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, according to his family. The news comes after they previously revealed his aphasia diagnosis in 2022. The 67-year-old actor’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, revealed his new health diagnosis on Instagram with a heartfelt post. “Our family wanted to start by expressing our deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support and wonderful stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis,” Moore wrote.
“In the spirit of that, we wanted to give you an update about our beloved husband, father and friend since we now have a deeper understanding of what he is experiencing. 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).”
Moore continued, “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.”
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