Around a year after the announcement of Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis, his family issued an update on the actor’s health. Here is their whole statement concerning his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.
Bruce’s family, the Willises, continue to provide updates on his condition.
According to the actor’s wife Emma Heming Willis, ex-wife Demi Moore, and children Rumer (34), Scout (31), Tallulah (29), Mabel (10), and Evelyn (8), the actor’s illness has worsened over the last year.
As soon as Bruce’s first diagnosis became known, the women of Willis/Moore sent an Instagram statement thanking their followers for their support. We seek your forgiveness for bothering you with this update on the position of our “loved husband, father, and friend,” now that we have additional information regarding his condition.
A “more exact diagnosis” of frontotemporal dementia was given after his first diagnosis (FTD). On the other hand, the announcement stated, “Bruce’s condition has many frustrating side effects, and difficulty communicating is just one of them. If a person is suffering, a precise diagnosis might be a source of comfort.”
The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration’s website provided an in-depth discussion on the implications of the diagnosis for the 67-year-old patient.
An FTD might strike anyone at any time, the letter warned. “The real prevalence of FTD is likely substantially larger than we now recognize since it can take years to receive a diagnosis, even though it is the most frequent form of dementia in those under 60. At this time, no therapy for this ailment has proven effective. As Bruce’s situation worsens, we pray that the media will utilize its influence to bring more notice to an illness in dire need of study.”