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Retired Star Bruce Willis Diagnosed with Dementia

BY Brandon

Published 1 year ago

Retired Star Bruce Willis Diagnosed with Dementia

It was April last year when it was announced that Bruce Willis was retiring from acting after an Aphasia diagnosis, but it looks like things are turning out a lot worse.

As revealed by Willis’ family, he has been diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (also known as FTD), which is said to be degenerative disease, which will affect the way Willis communicates and talks. Here’s the post:

The caption reads:

Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.  

The same post claims that FTD is the most common form of Dementia, but diagnosis can take years, which means that a lot more people could have it without knowing. The Willis family just hopes that Bruce’s condition can help spread awareness for the disease, and hopefully there could be a cure for it in he future.

Willis is probably one of the more celebrated actors of his time, starring in classic films like Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction, and The Fifth Element. For now, several people online have offered their love and tributes to Willis, seeing as he was such an influential actor during his peak.

It’s going to be sad to see him retire in his state, but fingers crossed the disease gets more attention, and hopefully different methods of treatment can be discovered.

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