On February 16, the family of Bruce Willis revealed that the American actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, less than a year after announcing his retirement from acting due to cognitive problems.
Bruce Willis, 67, was diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder, in March last year.
“His condition has improved and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia,” his five daughters, his wife Emma Heming Willis, and his ex-wife Demi Moore announced in a statement.
About a month later, Wilfred Gleim, a German actor who identified himself as Bruce Willis’ uncle-in-law, revealed details of the hero’s state of health. hard to kill.
In an interview with German media BildThe actor’s relative said that he was not sure whether he would be able to do it or not. recognize his mother, Marlene Willis,
“She (Marlene) says she’s not quite sure her son recognizes her, His behavior is slow and a bit aggressive”, Wilfred Gleim told the German outlet cited above.
He also said that, in view of the progress of his disease, It’s never been easier to have a fluent conversation with famous American.
,A normal chat with him is not possible, But this is normal due to his clinical picture, ”said a relative of Bruce Willis.
Wilfred Gleim also said in Bild He, He found out about the state of health of Bruce Willis by observing his closeness with his mother.
“Bruce’s mom informs us. we call each other once a month”, he narrated to the said medium.
On March 4, Emma Heming Willis, wife of Bruce Willis, She asked the paparazzi to keep their distance when they saw the actor in public.
The request was made last Saturday, March 4, in a video published on her Instagram account, in which she indicated that “there is still a lot of education to be learned” about the disease her husband is suffering from.
The 44-year-old model recalled an incident in which some photographers tried to talk to Bruce Willis while the actor was meeting some friends for coffee in Santa Monica a few days back. “This goes out to the photographers and video people who are trying to get my husband out and about: Save your space. (…) I know it’s your job, but save your space, he said in the video.
She added: “The people in the video, please don’t yell at my husband asking how he is or whatever, ‘woohoo’ and ‘yippee kee-yah’… just don’t do that. OK? Him Give her space. Let our family or whoever is with her that day get her from point A to point B safely.”
In the caption of the video on Instagram, Emma Hemming also said: “To other caregivers or dementia care specialists who are navigating this world… Any tips or suggestions on how to safely get your loved ones out into the world? Please share it below”,