Bruce Willis’ family shared the sad news in 2023 that the actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. His wife, Emma Heming, has announced that she will write a book to help families going through the same thing and has recalled how she experienced the first weeks of her husband’s illness.
Bruce Willis’s retirement from film was sad news for all his friends and fans, who adored him for films like Die Hard or The Sixth Sense. A year later, in February 2023, the American’s family announced in a statement that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a devastating disease that began with the deterioration of his language skills.
His family made the decision to remove him from any media focus and they will be in charge of communicating to the press any progress in their health status. His wife, Emma Heming, his ex Demi Moore, or his older daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah have become his spokespersons and we have been able to see them in various media.
His partner has given himself body and soul, carrying a large part of the weight of their care and has confessed on some occasions that it is quite hard, especially since Bruce no longer recognizes them.
The 45-year-old model wants to help families who are going through the same thing and has written a book, which will be published in 2025. In an interview in Sunday Paper, Emma has advanced some of the key points of her experience as a caregiver. She hopes to use her experience to help and empower others.
Emma also wanted to tell a personal anecdote about her husband’s diagnosis to raise awareness that having information is essential. In her case, they left the doctor’s office with almost no resources or support and with a diagnosis that she could barely pronounce. Little by little, Emma and Bruce’s family managed to gain “more hope” and now he is aware of how the disease affects.
Demi Moore, devastated to find that Bruce Willis does not recognize her, has also been involved in raising awareness about the disease. The family is working together to support Bruce and each other through this difficult time.
It is important for families going through similar situations to have resources and support readily available. Emma Heming’s book aims to provide guidance and hope to those who are caring for loved ones with frontotemporal dementia. She hopes to use her experience to help others navigate the challenges of the disease and find hope in difficult times.
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