- Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia and frontotemporal dementia in March 2022.
- Emma Heming Willis appeared on the “Today” show to discuss how the family is handling the diagnosis.
- Dementia has been a difficult diagnosis, but it has allowed the family to come together and learn how to love and care for each other.
In March 2022, the family of actor Bruce Willis announced that he had been diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects his cognitive abilities. This year, the family revealed that Willis also has frontotemporal dementia.
Emma Heming Willis, Bruce’s wife, appeared on the “Today” show with Hoda Kotb to discuss how the family is handling the diagnosis. She said that dementia is hard, both on the person diagnosed and on the family. She said that it has been both a blessing and a curse to finally figure out Bruce’s diagnoses.
Heming Willis went on to say that when people say that dementia is a family disease, it really is. She said that it has taught them how to love and care for each other.
The family announced in February that Bruce had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. As a result, he has stepped away from his silver screen career.
Dementia is a difficult diagnosis, but Heming Willis said that it has allowed them to come together as a family and learn how to love and care for each other.