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Bruce Willis’ daughters ‘inspired’ by Emma for speaking on his dementia

Bruce Willis suffers from a rare form of dementia, FTD

Bruce Willis’ daughters ‘inspired’ by Emma for speaking on his dementia
Emma Heming Willis and Bruce Willis.

Last Updated: 07.18 AM, Sep 27, 2023


Emma Hemming Willis recently made headlines for revealing that her husband Bruce Willis suffers from dementia. This has made his daughters Tallulah and Scout Willis proud. They are Emma’s step-daughters. Emma had said that with Bruce’s condition, it is hard to know if he himself is aware of what’s happening with him. She agreed with it when people call dementia a ‘family disease.’

What Tallulah and Scout said

Scout, 32, shared an Instagram story claiming she was proud of Emma. “I truly could not be more proud of @emmahemingwillis for being willing to step out into the public eye, (even though it’s terrifying!!!) to share our family’s story in service of spreading awareness about FTD,” she had posted. Calling Emma a champion, she said that her step-mother inspires her everyday with her bravery and deep loving. Tallulah joined in and tagging Emma, she said she’s ‘so proud of’ her family.

Emma and Bruce share two daughters, 11-year-old Mabel and 9-year-old Evelyn. He shares Tallulah, Scout and Rumer from his previous wedding to Demi Moore.

Emma opens up on Bruce’s mental health

Emma had expressed her husband Bruce’s deteriorating condition on The Today Show. The 68-year-old was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in February. She said that it’s hard to know whether Bruce is aware about his condition. “It’s hard on the person diagnosed. It’s also hard on the family. And that is no different for Bruce, or myself, or our girls. When they say that this is a family disease, it really is,” she had said.

What is FTD?

FTD is a rare form of dementia in which the brain’s frontal lobe or temporal lobe loses nerve cells. Emma had opened up on organizations that provide help and named AFTD and Hilarity for Charity.

She also stressed on how it is important for the care partner to look after themselves, for their partner. She further spoke about the beautiful things happening despite the difficult situation and how Bruce would have wanted her to focus on those.

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