Bruce Willis’ family worry about decreased appetite and weight loss - This ‘could be his last birthday’

When Bruce Willis decided to step away from the spotlight, fans were left wondering about the reason behind his sudden withdrawal. It was soon revealed that the beloved actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a specific form of dementia that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.

In a statement posted on social media, Willis’ daughter Rumer expressed the family’s gratitude for the support and love they had received since sharing the actor’s original diagnosis. She went on to give an update on her father’s condition, revealing that his aphasia had progressed, leading to the more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

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Living with dementia is a challenge, not only for the person diagnosed but also for their family. Emma, Willis’ wife and caretaker, spoke about the impact of the disease on their lives during an appearance on the Today show for World Frontotemporal Dementia Awareness Week. She emphasized that dementia is a family disease and affects everyone close to the person diagnosed.

On March 19, Bruce Willis celebrated his 69th birthday. However, amidst the celebration, his family expressed concern over his weight loss and decreased appetite. As his condition continues to deteriorate, these signs of declining health worry them greatly.

According to a source, Willis no longer expresses hunger, and his weight loss and reduced appetite are alarming indicators of his declining health. The family faces the challenge of ensuring that he receives adequate nutrition and does not skip meals. They are careful about his diet, aiming to include foods that can improve his health rather than worsen it. This struggle is something anyone dealing with a close family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s can relate to.

Additionally, Willis’ inability to communicate and recognize people further adds to his family’s worries. The disease has affected his sharpness and language skills. Glenn Gordon, a fellow actor who visits Willis once a month, revealed that he is no longer able to read. Willis, who was once a voracious reader, has lost this ability due to his condition.

In response to the negative narrative surrounding dementia, Willis’ wife took to Instagram to address the misconceptions. She shared that grief and deep love, sadness and deep connection, as well as trauma and resilience, can coexist. She clarified that while there is grief and sadness, their journey is also filled with love, joy, and connection. She urged society and the media to stop scaring people and spreading misinformation about the disease.

Despite the challenges they face, Willis’ family maintains a positive outlook on his future. They remain hopeful that he will find a comfortable plateau in his condition or even show signs of improvement. The family is committed to spending as much time as possible with him, including his ex-wife Demi Moore and their daughters. Being in the presence of loved ones brings him comfort, and they want him to be surrounded by love and happiness for as long as possible.

We share in the family’s hope for Bruce Willis’s condition to improve. Dementia is a difficult journey, but with love and support, individuals can find moments of joy and connection. Let us all remember to cherish the time we have with our loved ones and offer understanding and compassion to those facing the challenges of dementia.