Bruce Willis’ wife said friends are “worried” about visiting Bruce Willis since the actor was diagnosed with dementia.
Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February. The actor’s wife, former model Emma Heming Willis, said: “People are nervous coming here, they’re not used to seeing someone they know in a different state, it can be a bit complicated….”
Willis and Emma share two daughters, Mabel (11) and Evelyn (9). In his previous marriage to actress Demi Moore, Willis has 3 daughters – Rumer (34 years old), Scout (31 years old) and Tallulah (29 years old).
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Heming Willis admits it could have been “easy to go into doom and gloom” after her husband was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia and retired from filming, but she tries to stay optimistic. She also isn’t afraid to admit “there are times when I can’t concentrate because of life”.
“I try to start my day and end my day with gratitude, things I want to make time for during the day, and when I go to bed, I think about three things I did right,” Emma continued.
“I try to do the best I can, turning my pain into the goal I’m working towards.”
“There was so much love and support and I found so much strength through it.”
Bruce Willis’ wife asked paparazzi to keep a distance from her husband after the actor was diagnosed with dementia.
Emma Heming Willis, wife of actor Bruce Willis, has issued a statement asking paparazzi to “keep their distance” when following the 67-year-old actor, who was recently diagnosed with dementia.
Heming Willis posted a video on Instagram, recounting a recent incident in which photographers tried to talk to her husband during his rare public appearance to meet a group of friends for coffee. coffee in Santa Monica.
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She says: “If you are someone who is caring for someone with dementia, you know how difficult and stressful it can be to bring someone out into the world and navigate them safely, even just to get a cup of coffee”.
“Obviously there’s still a lot of education that needs to be valued” – Emma continued – “So this goes out to the photographers and videographers who are trying to rule out those things about husbands me. Just keep your space”.
“I know this is your job, but maybe keep your distance” – Emma continued – “Please don’t yell at my husband, ask how he’s doing, whatever. The woo-hooing and yippee-ki-yay – don’t do that. Give him space. Allow our family or whoever is with him that day to be able to get him from Point A to Point B safely …”.
Emma’s statement comes weeks after the family announced that Willis’ aphasia had progressed to frontotemporal dementia, which is typically diagnosed at a younger age than other forms of dementia. other. Symptoms may include personality changes, difficulty speaking, and impaired mobility.
Bruce and Emma got married in 2009.