Legendary actor Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) last month. The retired actor stepped out in Santa Monica on Thursday. symptoms of FTD often arise in young patients aged 40 to 65, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
During the filming sessions where the actor was present, everyone present could sense that something was wrong. He has difficulty holding conversations, along with not being able to connect words correctly.
Bruce Willis’ wife has now been open about her husband’s prognosis.
Bruce Willis Health Update
“When you live in the world of dementia, you know that the options are slim,” Emma Heming Willis wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself with friend Max Lugavere. “But some people won’t lie down that’s how change is made, and I witnessed the beauty in that last night.”
Emma congratulates Lugavere on his new documentary, “Little Empty Boxes,” about his mother’s battle with dementia. She praised him “for being so brave and vulnerable” with his story “and emphasized the importance of brain health.”
“His love for his mother was very strong. His drive to seek answers from leading medical professionals is inspiring and then so gracious to share that information is a real blessing.” she writes.
The documentary, directed by Lugavere and Chris Newhard, highlights Lugavere’s journey as he “taught himself about everything he could do to help” his mother. Emma was so moved by the film, she said that “it would be an absolute wreck” if it didn’t have a big release.