Bruce Willis, the beloved actor known for his iconic roles in movies like Die Hard, is facing a difficult battle with dementia. The 68-year-old actor was diagnosed with a condition called frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which has caused him to struggle with his speech and communication abilities. In addition to FTD, Bruce has also been dealing with a language disorder called aphasia.

Bruce’s family first revealed his health issues and aphasia diagnosis in March 2022. They shared that aphasia was affecting his cognitive abilities and that he would be stepping away from his career as a result.

However, in February of this year, his family provided an updated diagnosis of FTD, explaining that his condition had progressed. They expressed both the pain and relief of having a clear diagnosis, acknowledging that communication challenges are just one symptom of the disease.

This news is a reminder of the devastating impact dementia can have on individuals and their loved ones. It serves as a call to support and raise awareness about the research and resources needed to better understand and cope with this debilitating condition.

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Let’s come together to show our support, compassion, and solidarity for Bruce Willis and everyone navigating the challenging journey of dementia.

Glenn Gordon Caron, the creator of the sitcom Moonlighting, in which Bruce starred in the 80s, recently shared his observations about Bruce’s health decline.

He mentioned that Bruce is now “not totally verbal,” and that he used to be an avid reader, but can no longer read. Despite these challenges, Glenn emphasized that Bruce is still Bruce – his identity remains intact.

When you spend time with Bruce, you can still recognize him and feel a sense of gratitude that he is present. However, the joy for life that once radiated from him is no longer there. It’s a heart-wrenching experience to witness the decline of someone so beloved and full of life.

Walter Bruce Willis[3] was born in Idar-Oberstein, West Germany, on March 19, 1955.[4][5] His mother, Marlene,[6] was German, from Kassel.[4] His father, David Willis, was an American soldier. Willis has a younger sister, Florence, and two younger brothers, Robert (deceased) and David.[7] After being discharged from the military in 1957, his father relocated the family to his hometown of Carneys Point, New Jersey.[8] Willis has described his background as a “long line of blue-collar people”.[8] His mother worked in a bank and his father was a welder, master mechanic, and factory worker.[3]

Willis, who spoke with a stutter,[8] attended Penns Grove High School, where his schoolmates nicknamed him “Buck-Buck”.[3][9][10] He joined the drama club, found that acting on stage reduced his stutter, and was eventually elected student council president.

As of 2010, Willis was the eighth highest-grossing actor in a leading role and 12th-highest including supporting roles