Unfortunately, Bruce Willis’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, has revealed that “it’s hard to know” if he is aware that he has dementia, and recent reports have been bleak.
After admitting he was struggling with aphasia, the legendary Hollywood actor disappeared from the public eye last year.
In early 2023, Willis’s family reported that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, crushing the hopes of his devoted fanbase.
The fans of the Die Hard actor took the news hard, but his loved ones felt it even more deeply.
If rumors are to be believed, Bruce’s family and friends have come together in the months after his illness, and his wife, Emma, has taken on the role of caregiver.
Emma has done all in her power since her husband’s diagnosis to bring attention to frontotemporal dementia, and she even made an appearance on the Today show earlier this week in honor of World Frontotemporal Dementia Awareness Week.
The 45-year-old appeared on television and candidly discussed how her family had struggled to cope with Bruce’s condition.
Emma became tearful when asked if she thought her renowned husband knew he had frontotemporal dementia, and she responded, “It’s hard to know.”
Then she added, “Dementia is hard. It’s hard on the person diagnosed, it’s also hard on the family. That is no different for Bruce, or myself, or our girls. When they say this is a family disease, it really is.
“I think it was the blessing and the curse, to finally understand what was happening, so I can be into the acceptances of what it is.
“It doesn’t make it any less painful but just being in the acceptance, and being in the know of what is happening to Bruce, makes it a little bit easier.”
Reportedly, Willis’s loved ones have banded together to support the actor during his health crisis.
Bruce’s three adult children, Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout, are doing what they can to provide strength and support to Emma and the rest of the family.
It was reported that the star’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, has been very supportive to him and the family.
The “care partner” Emma proclaimed, “We’re a very honest and open household.
“The most important thing was to be able to say what the disease was, explain what it is, because when you know when the disease is from a medical standpoint, it all makes sense.
“I don’t want there to be any stigma or shame attached to their dad’s diagnosis, or for any form of dementia.
“There are so many beautiful things happening in our lives. It’s really important for me to look up from the grief, and the sadness, so I can see what is happening around us. Bruce would really want us to be in the joy of what is. He would really want that for me, and our family.
“He’s the gift that keeps on giving. Love, patience, resilience… For me to be out here, doing this, this is not my comfort zone. But this is the power of Bruce.”
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