Legendary actor Bruce Willis was recently spotted for the first time since his family revealed that he 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.
In an interview published by the Bild newspaper, a person close to the actor claims that his symptoms have worsened. The symptoms first began to show up in Bruce Willis, as reported by the British newspaper Daily Mail, two years earlier.
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.
Rumer Willis, the 34-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore is expecting a baby and it is claimed that has kept Bruce going strong with his battle.
“The thought of soon becoming a grandfather is a huge motivator for Bruce to work hard on his speech and language therapy to try to stave off the worst effects of his condition,” revealed a family friend. “He’s determined to stay coherent and lucid for as long as possible so his grandchild can have some happy memories of a grandfather who was present and active in his or her life.”