EntertainmentBruce Willis' dementia struggle: Heartfelt Valentine's Day throwback photo reveals family's unity in face of illness

Bruce Willis' dementia struggle: Heartfelt Valentine's Day throwback photo reveals family's unity in face of illness

Bruce Willis is dependent on the care of his wife, Emmy Heming.
Bruce Willis is dependent on the care of his wife, Emmy Heming.
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3:51 AM EST, February 15, 2024

The spotlight on the declining health of the film star began in the first half of 2022. Later, the specifics of his work life surfaced; his sickness had made continuing work increasingly burdensome. Willis is diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, an atypical form of dementia that initially presents with memory issues and aphasia (loss of language skills).

His dedicated wife, Emma Heming, who married in 2009, cares for the actor. They have two teenage daughters together. His older children from his previous marriage to Demi Moore - Rumer, Scott LaRue, and Tallulah - are notably active on social media.

Heartwarming photograph from the past sparks fond memories

The former model posted a nostalgic image of her and her husband on Valentine's Day morning. The photo shows the joyful, loving couple sharing a kiss with Niagara Falls as their backdrop. "Love is a beautiful thing. I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day," Heming wrote, revealing that the photo dates back to 2010.

Based on anonymous sources, "Us Weekly" recently reported on the actor's ongoing struggle with dementia: "Bruce has good days and bad ones, but the past two months have seen more of the latter. This experience has brought the entire family much closer. Everyone is treasuring their time with Bruce, not knowing how long they have with him" - a sad revelation about the action star's life.

"When Bruce was diagnosed, everyone rallied around him to (...) continually remind him of their love. Everything now revolves around him. With Bruce's worsening condition, every moment is precious. They are gathered for him. They are all thankful for each other's presence" - this heartfelt message is on the website.

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