Hollywood actor Bruce Willis diagnosed with dementia

Hollywood actor Bruce Willis diagnosed with dementia
Hollywood actor Bruce Willis diagnosed with dementia. Photo by Denis Makarenko Shutterstock

Bruce Willis diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a year after his family announced he will be retirement from acting 

The family of Hollywood actor Bruce Willis has announced that the actor has been diagnosed with dementia, after a statement was released by them on social media on Thursday, February 16.  

Willis was suffering from aphasia and was diagnosed last year, which leads to difficulties with speech, but as per the statement by his family cited in the BBC, that has progressed.  

The statement said that they “expressed their deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love”.  

The family also added, “Frontotemporal dementia is the most common form of dementia in people under 60” and said that there is presently no treatment available for this disease.  

They hoped that maybe in the future, there would be some form of treatment available.  

Through their statement the family also hope to raise awareness about the disease suffered by the actor as they said, “Bruce always believed in using his voice in the world to help others, and to raise awareness about important issues both publicly and privately”.

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