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. The actor who featured in ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Armageddon’, ‘Die Hard’ and ‘The Sixth Sense’, has been getting worse and his family and friends have been responsible for giving updates on his health.
It has come to light that Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah is focusing on the good memories she has with her father. In a recent post on Instagram, she shared a series of photos that are close to her heart. The first shows her sitting with her dad in a big chair, holding hands, and a later one shows them standing side by side in a driveway.
“Damn, these photos are hitting tonight,” she wrote in the caption. “You’re my whole damn heart and I’m so proud to be your Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis.”
Tallulah even shared her driver’s license, confirming that her full name is indeed Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis, and tagged the post #babybruce.
Earlier this week, the 29-year-old appeared on “The Drew Barrymore Show” to talk about her dad’s ongoing battle with dementia.
“He is the same, which I think in this regard I’ve learned is the best thing you can ask for,” she said.
“I see love when I’m with him, and it’s my dad, and he loves me, which is really special,” she added.
Barrymore asked why the family has been so open about his condition, which Tallulah described as “a very aggressive cognitive disease; [a] form of dementia that’s very rare.”
“Well, I think it’s twofold. On one hand, it’s who we are as a family, but also, it’s really important for us to spread awareness,” she explained.
Tallulah and her sisters, Scout and Rumer, whom Willis shares with ex-wife Demi Moore, have done their best to focus on the good times with their dad.
Scout wrote about the “Die Hard” star’s “cruel” diagnosis on Instagram earlier this year, saying, “Feeling emotionally tired and a bit overwhelmed, yet also very in awe of the love so many people have for my papa.”