Bruce Willis’ Aphasia Has ‘Progressed’ Amid Dementia Battle

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A uncommon replace. Demi Moore revealed how ex-husband Bruce Willis’ aphasia has “progressed” since going public with the information in March 2022.

“Since we introduced Bruce’s prognosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s situation has progressed and we now have a extra particular prognosis: frontotemporal dementia (often known as FTD),” the G.I. Jane actress, 60, wrote in a press release by way of the Affiliation for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) on Thursday, February 16. “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 prognosis.”

Moore — who shares daughters Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah Willis, 29, with the Six Sense actor, 67 — shared the message by way of Instagram as effectively. She famous that the replace got here from the complete Moore/Willis household, together with Bruce’s spouse, Emma Heming Willis, and their two daughters, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8.

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

The group broke down what the Die Arduous actor’s up to date prognosis of FTD means, explaining that it’s a “merciless illness that many people have by no means heard of and may strike anybody.”

In accordance with the household, FTD is the “commonest type of dementia” for folks below the age of 60. “At the moment there aren’t any remedies for the illness, a actuality that we hope can change within the years forward,” the assertion learn.

The 2-time Emmy winner’s family members revealed that as Bruce’s situation advances, they “hope that any media consideration could be centered on shining a lightweight on this illness that wants much more consciousness and analysis.”

Bruce’s help system identified that he “at all times believed in utilizing his voice on the planet to assist others, and to boost consciousness about vital points each publicly and privately.” They added: “We all know in our hearts that — if he might right this moment — he would wish to reply by bringing world 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.”

Moore, who was married to Bruce from 1987 to 2000, and her prolonged household continued by telling their followers to show to AFTD (@theaftd, to be taught extra about FTD.

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“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,” the women’ assertion concluded. “We have now been so moved by the love you might have all shared for our pricey husband, father, and pal throughout this tough time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will allow us to assist Bruce stay as full a life as potential.”

Bruce’s internal circle beforehand introduced in March 2022 that he was retiring from appearing amid his aphasia prognosis, which had begun to have an effect on his cognitive skills.

“We’re transferring by means of this as a powerful household unit, and wished to carry his followers in as a result of we all know how a lot he means to you, as you do to him,” Rumer, who introduced in December 2022 that she is pregnant along with her first youngster, mentioned in a joint assertion along with her sisters, mom and stepmother on the time.