Legendary actor Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). 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.
Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming recently revealed she is not paying ‘too much mind to the opinions’ of other while navigating husband’s life-altering dementia diagnosis.
She recently admitted to struggling with her 68-year-old husband’s life-altering dementia diagnosis, the model, 45, took to social media to express gratitude for the ‘incredible amount of messages’ that she has received in ‘the past couple days.’
In a video, uploaded to her Instagram on Thursday, the mother-of-two said she was particularly thankful for the encouragement from ‘other care partners’ that have also shared ‘their learnings with’ with her from past experiences.
The entrepreneur acknowledged that she has encountered some snarky comments, from people with an opinion versus the experience.’ Heming went on to say that she prays that people, who only opinions, never have to experience the pain of watching a loved one suffer from FTD [Frontotemporal Dementia].
‘I do pay close attention to the people that have the experience,’ she said. ‘So, I’m going to continue to keep my head down and focus on this path that I’m on.’
Heming went on to explain that she is determined to raise awareness around FTD and talk about the importance of brain health, which she pointed out is the ‘only glimmer of hope for a cure, right now.’
Additionally, Heming said she wants to continue to open the dialogue about how to best support our caregivers and encourage others to use their voices.