Bruce Willis diagnosed with Dementia; Family says, ‘this is painful ‘
Less than a year after Bruce Willis’ retirement, his family announced that he has been diagnosed with dementia. According to their announcement, the actor has been diagnosed with a rare form of dementia followed by an aphasia diagnosis which led to his retirement. Willis’ condition affects cognitive abilities and causes difficulty with speech. It also impacts the ability to interpret what others are saying.
Talking about the same, his family posted a statement on Instagram reading, “As a family, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the outpouring of love and compassion for Bruce over the past ten months. Your generosity of spirit has been overwhelming, and we are tremendously grateful for it. For your kindness, and because we know you love Bruce as much as we do, we wanted to give you an update. 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). 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.”
For those who don’t know, FTD is a less common type of dementia. It changes the personality, and behavior of the person and causes difficulties with language.