Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with Dementia, his family announces

By Lauren Wiles

In a statement released by his wife, Emma Heming Willis yesterday, announced that Bruce Willis’s condition has progressed to frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). 

Willis had to retire from acting in early 2022 after he was diagnosed with Aphasia which is a condition which affects reading, listening, speaking and writing. Heming Willis stated that this has since progressed into a more specific diagnosis FTD.

According to the NHS website, Frontotemporal dementia is an uncommon type of dementia that causes problems with behaviour and language and tends to start at a younger age between 45-65, it tends to grow slowly and get gradually worse over several years. 

Since the statement was published, there has been an outpour of tributes towards the Die Hard star; such as Demi Lovato commenting: “Sending so much love”, Actor Rita Wilson said: “Thank you for sharing this with us. Sending Bruce and all the families love.” and Breaking Bad Actor Aaron Paul posted: “Love you so much my friend! Sending hugs to you and that beautiful family of yours. Your pops is such a damn legend.”

For more information on frontotemporal dementia please visit the NHS website or go to the Dementia UK and Alzheimer’s Society’s website.