Frontotemporal dementia is what Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with. The actor’s family confirmed this on the news on Thursday.
About a year after having announced his struggle with aphasia. The actor’s family, which includes his ex-wife Demi Moore. His current wife Emma Heming and his five daughters, posted an update on their health in a post. Thus, on the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration website.
“While this is a painful experience. However, it’s an immense relief to finally receive an accurate diagnosis,” The family of actor said in a statement. Noting that Willis his health condition has increased in the last year.
“FTD is a gruesome illness that many are unaware of, and is likely to strike anyone. For people who are under the age of sixty, FTD can be the single most frequent form of dementia and since a diagnosis may be a long time-consuming process, FTD is likely much more common than we realize,” they continued.
ACCORDING TO FAMILY WILLIS HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING VARIOUS HEALTH ISSUES:
In March 2022, Willis 67 has let go acting. His family members explained in the past that Willis was “experiencing various health problems … that affect his cognitive capabilities.”
In a Thursday interview, Willis discussed that the FTD affects Willis his communication skills.
Based on the Alzheimer Society of Canada. FTD is an umbrella term used to describe the rare disorder which typically affect the regions of the brain. These are regions of the brain, that are associated with the personality and behaviour.
About 5-10 percent from all instances of Frontotemporal dementia comprise FTD. However, FTD accounts for around 20% of all new-onset dementias. These are dementia types, that is diagnosed among those who are under 65.
The Alzheimer Society says that FTD may cause changes in behaviour. Hence, as well as difficulties in speech. In addition to this, the movement and loss of memory.
In contrast to Alzheimer’s disease. The individuals with frontotemporal degeneration are usually aware of the time (for example, when the year was). Also, memory isn’t important in the beginning stages.
In later stages, signs of dementia may manifest with confusion and forgetfulness. Motor skills decline and swallowing problems can occur.
Although there aren’t any treatments for the condition. However, the Willis family believes that it’s “a fact that we believe will be altered in the future.”
“Bruce always believed in using his voice throughout the world to aid others. On top of this, to bring awareness about important issues in private and public. We have a deep conviction that if he were alive now, he’d want to do so by bringing international awareness and connection with people suffering with this debilitating illness and the way it affects so many people and their families.”