According to his family, Hollywood star Bruce Willis (67) has frontotemporal dementia. They have now received this more specific diagnosis, the actor’s wife Emma Heming-Willis, 44, and his ex-wife Demi Moore, 60, said on Instagram on Thursday. “While this is painful, it’s a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”
Communication challenges are just one symptom of the disease Bruce is now facing, it said. In the disease, nerve cells are first degraded in the forehead and temple area of the brain (fronto-temporal lobe). According to the German Alzheimer Society, many sufferers initially notice that they appear listless and irritable. Later, memory impairment occurs.