Tragedy has struck one of American cinema’s best action heroes. Bruce Willis, who was earlier diagnosed with aphasia, was recently confirmed to have frontotemporal dementia. This has devastated countless fans of the Die Hard actor and cast a shadow of grief and worry over his family. The disease is progressive in nature and may get worse over time. In order to tackle this and keep Willis healthy, the American icon’s family plans to watch his old movies every week. They would reportedly invite his co-stars and hope that by reliving his old memories, Bruce Willis’ memory would remain sharp and strong. This would also ensure that Willis gets to spend quality time with family and friends.
Bruce Willis’ family plans on doing this to stimulate his memory
According to RadarOnline, Bruce Willis’ families and friends have come together in order to help the former actor amid his ill health. His dementia could possibly erase his lifetime of memories if his health gets worse due to the symptoms of the same. According to the outlet, Demi Moore, his ex-wife, came up with the concept to honor him. An insider revealed, “that was Demi’s idea, and the whole family is quite enthusiastic about it.”
One of the insiders told the same news source,
“The family hopes that reliving the various experiences he had with his co-stars will keep Bruce’s memory as sharp and stimulated as possible, and it may be a Hail Mary pass, but at this stage, they’re willing to try anything to keep Bruce’s memory intact for as long as they can.”
The Glass actor’s close friends in the entertainment industry have already asked his on-screen co-stars Cybill Shepherd, Bonnie Bedelia, and Sylvester Stallone to support him during these tough times. As per the sources, the Looper movie star’s wife, Emma Heming, and his ex, Demi Moore, have planned to gather along with Willis’ five daughters and industry pals once a week to watch his old movies and shows at his Beverly Hills mansion with the hope this will help his memory stay alive.
Bruce Willis’ daughter wants dad to walk her down the aisle
Since the announcement of his FTD diagnosis, Bruce Willis’ family and his friends have showered him with all their love and support, trying to stay with him to keep his legacy alive. Willis’ eldest daughter, Rumer Willis, shares her pregnancy news with her fans in December 2022. The Die Hard actor is eager to meet his first grandchild, according to reports.
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Recently, it was reported that his daughter is now planning to get married soon so that her father, who is suffering from dementia, can walk her down the aisle on her special day before his health condition gets worse. According to multiple news sources, the 34-year-old actress is ready to be married to her longtime boyfriend, Derek Richard Thomas, and wants her father to not only witness the nuptials but also take part in them.
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Hollywood legend Bruce Willis’ dementia diagnosis
Fans all across the world were sad to hear about his ill health. This year, his family shared that Bruce Willis’s health has deteriorated and he is currently being treated for frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
While they find comfort in the fact that finally they have a clear diagnosis, they also shared how disheartening it is for them to hear that it’s an incurable disease and anytime he could lose his memory filled with so many roles he has played during his acting career. A statement from the Willis family was released on February 16, 2023. It says,
“As a family, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for the outpouring of love and compassion for Bruce over the past ten months. Your generosity of spirit has been overwhelming, and we are tremendously grateful for it. For your kindness and because we know you love Bruce as much as we do, we wanted to give you an update.”
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We sincerely hope that his family’s attempt to honor his acting career will help the actor keep his memory alive. We wish Bruce Willis a speedy recovery.
Source: Radar online