Legendary actor Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) last month. The retired actor stepped out in Santa Monica on Thursday. FTD symptoms often arise in younger patients between the ages of 40 and 65, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
During the filming sessions in which the actor was present, people present could already sense that something was not right. He had difficulty in holding conversations, coupled with not being able to connect words correctly. Bruce Willis’ wife also opened up about her husband’s prognosis.
“When you live the world of dementia you know that options are slim,” Emma Heming Willis wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself with her friend Max Lugavere. “But some won’t take that lying down which is how change is made, and I got to witness the beauty in that last night.”
Bruce Willis is finding comfort
Bruce Willis and his ex-wife, Demi Moore, became first-time grandparents with the arrival of his eldest daughter Rumer and boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas’ baby girl, Louetta Isley Thomas Willis, on April 18.
As per RadarOnline.com, Willis is finding comfort with the arrival of a new bundle of joy.
“This baby feels heaven-sent,” an insider told Star. “She’s brought Bruce so much happiness.” The father-of-five is a doting caretaker to his daughter’s little one and has completely lit up since Louetta arrived.