The Action Star's Family Shared In A Statement That Bruce Willis Has Dementia
After confirming that the veteran actor had been diagnosed with aphasia, his family says they now have "a clear diagnosis" of FTD. It is now confirmed that Bruce Willis has dementia. The 67-year-old was diagnosed with aphasia, which makes it hard to speak, in the spring of last year.
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Bruce Willis's family has said that Bruce Willis has dementia. The 67-year-old was diagnosed with aphasia, which makes it hard to speak, in the spring of last year. However, his condition has gotten worse and he has been given a more specific diagnosis, according to his family.
The family went on to say that frontotemporal dementia is the most common type of dementia in people under 60. In the 1980s and 1990s, Willis was a well-known name because he was in hit movies like Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, and Pulp Fiction. He has also been nominated for five Golden Globes and three Emmys, where he won two. He won one Golden Globe for Moonlighting.
Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Dementia After Aphasia Reveal
Bruce Willis's family released a new statement on Thursday about the actor's health. The statement confirmed that his condition has gotten worse and that he now has frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which makes it hard for him to talk. The newscomes almost a year after his family said that Willis, who is 67 years old, would stop acting because he had aphasia.
Many of his fans were shocked by the news, which showed how much more people need to know about and understand this condition. Dementia is a term for a group of symptoms and conditions that affect a person's ability to think and remember. His family said in a statement posted on the website of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration:
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)- Bruce Willis Family Statement
Unfortunately, Bruce's disease has a lot of symptoms, and trouble with communication is just one of them. Even though this is painful, it is good to finally know what's wrong.- Bruce Willis Family Statement
The family attached a picture of a smiling Willis at the beach to the statement. The statement said that there are no treatments for the disease right now. The family said they hoped that Willis's diagnosis at age 67 would make people pay more attention to fighting FTD.
Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term for a group of brain diseases that affect the frontal and temporal lobes. This means that parts of these lobes shrink, which can make it hard to speak, cause emotional problems, and cause personality changes.
A loss of motor skills, like trouble walking, swallowing, or muscle spasms, is another sign. Symptoms tend to get worse over time. People usually start to feel sick between the ages of 40 and 65, but it can happen to people younger than that. It is the most common form of dementia in people under 60.
Bruce Willis's family said less than a year ago that the famous actor had a neurological disorder called aphasia. Now, they say that his condition has gotten worse and he has a new diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia.
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which used to be called Pick's disease, is a group of diseases that are currently incurable. These diseases cause nerve cells in the frontal lobe or the part of the brain below the ears to slowly die off.
The news of Bruce Willis' dementia condition has brought attention to the challenges of living with aphasia and dementia. As a communication disorder that can impact a person's ability to speak, understand language, read, and write, aphasia can be a frustrating and isolating experience.