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Bruce Willis Now Has Dementia, Household Says in New Assertion – Latest Hollywood News

Bruce Willis’ household has issued a brand new assertion concerning the actor’s well being, confirming that his situation has worsened and he’s now dealing with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) which is hindering his capacity to talk and talk. The information comes almost a 12 months after his household confirmed that Willis could be stepping away from appearing because of an preliminary analysis of aphasia.

“Whereas that is painful, it’s a aid to lastly have a transparent analysis,” reads the official assertion, attributed to spouse Emma Hemming Willis, ex-wife Demi Moore and his kids Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn. “FTD is a merciless illness that many people have by no means heard of and may strike anybody.”

Learn the household’s full assertion under.

As a household, we needed to take this chance to thanks all for the outpouring of affection and compassion for Bruce over the previous ten months. Your generosity of spirit has been overwhelming, and we’re tremendously grateful for it. On your kindness, and since we all know you’re keen on Bruce as a lot as we do, we needed to present you an replace. 

Since we introduced Bruce’s analysis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s situation has progressed and we now have a extra particular analysis: frontotemporal dementia (often called FTD). Sadly, challenges with communication are only one symptom of the illness Bruce faces. Whereas that is painful, it’s a aid to lastly have a transparent analysis.  

FTD is a merciless illness that many people have by no means heard of and may strike anybody. For folks beneath 60, FTD is the most typical type of dementia, and since getting the analysis can take years, FTD is probably going rather more prevalent than we all know. As we speak there aren’t any therapies for the illness, a actuality that we hope can change within the years forward. As Bruce’s situation advances, we hope that any media consideration will be centered on shining a lightweight on this illness that wants much more consciousness and analysis.  

Bruce at all times believed in utilizing his voice on the earth to assist others, and to boost consciousness about essential points each publicly and privately. We all know in our hearts that – if he may in the present day — he would wish to reply by bringing international consideration and a connectedness with those that are additionally coping with this debilitating illness and the way it impacts so many people and their households.  

Ours is only one household with a beloved one who suffers from FTD, and we encourage others dealing with it to hunt out the wealth of knowledge and help accessible by way of AFTD (@theaftd, theaftd.org). And for these of you who’ve been lucky sufficient to not have any private expertise with FTD, we hope that you’ll take the time to find out about it, and help AFTD’s mission in no matter means you possibly can. 

Bruce has at all times discovered pleasure in life – and has helped everybody he is aware of to do the identical. It has meant the world to see that sense of care echoed again to him and to all of us. We’ve got been so moved by the love you’ve got all shared for our pricey husband, father, and pal throughout this troublesome time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will allow us to assist Bruce dwell as full a life as potential. 

— Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn 

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