The American actor Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The news comes after it became known that the actor was suffering from aphasia, a condition that affects communication and language skills.
Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, shared the news on her social networks and explained that the actor’s medical condition had worsened since the aphasia diagnosis was announced in the spring of 2022. Frontotemporal dementia manifests with symptoms such as personality changes, inappropriate behavior, a lack of empathy, apathy, and impaired cognitive ability.
In a statement, Willis’ family said that frontotemporal dementia is a cruel and devastating disease that affects the quality of life of the patient and their loved ones. They also stressed that, although there is no effective treatment for the disease at this time, they are grateful to know Bruce’s exact diagnosis and hope that more research will be done to find a solution.
Actress Demi Moore, Willis’ ex-wife and family friend, shared the statement on her Instagram account, asking her followers to pay attention to this disease and support research to find a cure. The family also hopes that the media can bring visibility to frontotemporal dementia and raise awareness of its impact on the lives of sufferers and their families.
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