Bruce Willis’ family has revealed that he has frontotemporal dementia (FTD), one year after he had been diagnosed with aphasia.
The actor’s family shared that his condition progressed in a statement with the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. “We now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia,” they wrote. “Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”
As they called the condition a “cruel disease”, they explained that “FTD is the most common form of dementia” and “much more prevalent than [people] know”. They went on to note that while there are “no treatment for the disease”, they hope that can “change in the years ahead”.
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