Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has been researching frontotemporal dementia since she found out her husband had it.
In an Instagram post, Emma thanked the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration for helping her learn more about Bruce’s condition and how to deal with it.
The 44-year-old actress has a condition that worsens over time and changes how she thinks and acts.
As a result, Emma is determined to learn how to support her husband during his illness.
When Bruce’s illness worsened, Emma Heming Willis was a huge help in designing a home and lifestyle that gave him the support he needed to live peacefully.
Emma’s toolkit for dementia care has grown thanks to Teepasnow’s PAC. Teepasnow is a leader in this field who is very caring, understanding, and knowledgeable. He constantly shows genuine sympathy and compassion.
Individuals looking for helpful caregiving materials can go to Emma’s website, which is linked in her bio.
She is a great person to talk to about #dementiaawareness #ftdawareness #EndFTD #EveryFTDStoryCounts because she knows a lot about it.
Frontotemporal dementia can be challenging to manage, but with the correct therapy and care, people with the diagnosis can still live happy lives.
Emma and her loved ones have worked tirelessly to ensure Emma’s quality of life is preserved to the greatest extent feasible. Their commitment is exceptional and highly inspiring.
Bruce, who is 67, was recently diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. His condition had worsened since last year, when he was first diagnosed with aphasia.
Emma found satisfaction in the idea that Bruce now clearly understood what was wrong with him and that it could be handled appropriately.
She said Bruce always used his voice to support causes and draw attention to crucial issues. He worked publicly and personally to effect change and assist those in need.
Emma concluded her remarks by adding that they were still attempting to carry out this plan despite his condition.
FTD is a neurological illness that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, causing physical and cognitive abnormalities.
This condition results in a loss of inhibitions, critical judgment, and difficulties with language, decision-making, and emotion processing. Speech can be inhibited by a reduction of these areas, resulting in slurred or delayed speech.
Also, FTD individuals may have difficulty moving – difficulties walking and muscle spasms may arise as symptoms intensify. This disorder can also hurt swallowing.
The consequences of FTD are far-reaching; not only do those directly affected face life-altering obstacles but their families are also confronted with the grim reality of caring for a loved one with a progressive degenerative condition.
Our united aim is that increased awareness of FTD will lead to better understanding and support for all those affected.
Between the ages of 40 and 65, many people first notice signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, this type of dementia can appear considerably sooner and is the most frequent in persons under 60.
Bruce Willis’ family – Emma, their two children Mabel (10) and Evelyn (8), ex-wife Demi Moore, and their three children Rumer (34), Scout (31), and Tallulah (29) – have been focused on helping him enjoy a fulfilling life since he was diagnosed with the ailment.
Family members make sure he has a full schedule of things to do to keep his mind and body busy. Despite Bruce’s death, Emma is sure that her children, Mabel and Evelyn, have plenty of beautiful memories with him.
She wants kids to remember Dad as a kind and fun parent, so she’s doing everything possible to make that happen.
According to the insider, the family is closer than ever during this challenging period, supporting each other in any way possible.