LifestyleDemi Moore sheds light on coping with ex-husband Bruce Willis's dementia and aphasia

Demi Moore sheds light on coping with ex‑husband Bruce Willis's dementia and aphasia

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in 2018
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in 2018
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11:00 AM EST, February 1, 2024, updated: 4:32 AM EST, March 7, 2024

Bruce Willis, one of Hollywood's most well-known actors, publicly admitted in 2022 that he was ending his career due to his health condition. He has been diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder resulting in speech issues, among other symptoms, as well as frontotemporal dementia.

After withdrawal from public life, his first wife, Demi Moore, and his second, Emma Heming, openly discuss Willis's condition. A few months ago, the star of "Ghost" was devastated to admit her former husband no longer recognizes her. She has now shared how she deals with the 68-year-old's illness.

How Demi Moore copes with her ex-husband's health condition

During her guest appearance on SiriusXM’s Radio, Demi Moore revealed some aspects of her life. She shares three daughters with Willis - Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout. While Willis doesn't recognize his ex-wife, he does acknowledge his children and grandchild.

When asked for advice to give to people in a similar situation, the 61-year-old actress had this to say:

"I think the most important thing is being there, spending time with the person, and meeting them where they are now," admitted Moore.

"When you let go of who they were, or who you thought they should be, you can truly enjoy the moment and find love and joy in it," she continued.

Demi Moore comments on Bruce Willis's current state

The show host, Andy Cohen, inquired about Willis's current condition.

"Given the circumstances, I believe he's doing really well. I constantly remind my children to meet him where he is at the moment, instead of clinging on to the person he used to be. Because there's beauty and sweetness in this experience and, of course, love and joy," Moore concluded.

The family strongly supports Bruce, including his wife, Emma, and oldest daughters. They've chosen to speak openly about his condition with the intent of raising awareness about frontotemporal dementia, a disease without a current effective treatment. They hope it will inspire others to pay more attention to the health conditions of their loved ones.

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