Bruce Willis’ ‘condition has progressed’ to frontotemporal dementia, his family says

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Bruce Willis attends the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at the Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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Actor Bruce Willis has frontotemporal dementia, his family said Thursday.

In a heartfelt Instagram post, ex-wife Demi Moore and the couple’s eldest daughter Rumer Willis shared that the actor’s aphasia diagnosis, which the family announced in March 2022, has progressed.

“Unfortunately, the challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. Although it’s painful, it’s a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis,” she wrote in her related Instagram post, on which “Ladies Off Willis”. /Moore” family.

The family expressed “deep gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support and amazing stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis.”

Frontotemporal dementia, better known as FTD, according to the Mayo Clinic, is “an umbrella term for a group of brain disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.” “These areas of the brain are generally associated with personality, behavior, and language.”

The Mayo Clinic states “Signs and symptoms vary, depending on which part of the brain is affected.”

According to the site, “Some people with frontotemporal dementia have dramatic personality changes and become socially inappropriate, impulsive, or emotionally indifferent, while others lose the ability to use language correctly.”

In March, the Willis/Moore family said that Willis was “walking away” from his career after being diagnosed with aphasia, which they said had affected his cognitive abilities.

Representatives for Moore and Willis did not immediately respond to further requests for comment on Thursday.

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