Bruce Willis spotted for the first time since dementia diagnosis


March 2, 2023 | 8:41 p.m.

Bruce Willis, 67, was first seen publicly after his family revealed he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

In photos and video obtained by the Daily Mail, the ‘Die Hard’ actor spent a day with two friends in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday.

On the outing, the actor wore a gray beanie, blue sweatshirt and black pants, which he paired with a black watch.

The ‘Sixth Sense’ star’s exit comes two weeks after his family announced he had been diagnosed with the ‘cruel disease’, which can cause slowed movement, stiffness, balance problems and changes in behavior or language.

“While it’s painful, it’s a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis,” his wife, Emma Heming, ex-wife Demi Moore and five daughters told the Association for Degeneration website. frontotemporal on February 16.

Bruce Willis has been seen publicly for the first time since his family announced his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.
The actor took a walk with his two friends after a coffee run.
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“FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under the age of 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and since getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more common than we know,” the family continued. .

While Willis’ family have said there is “no cure” for the disease, they hope “any media attention” can shed some light on the disease “which needs more awareness and research”.

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“Bruce has always found joy in life – and has helped everyone he knows to do the same. It has meant the world has seen that sense of caring come back to him, and to all of us,” concludes the press release.

“We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father and friend during this difficult time. Your continued compassion, understanding and respect will enable us to help Bruce live a life as full as possible.

Wiliis’ wife Emma Heming, ex-wife Demi Moore and five daughters announced his new diagnosis to the public last month.

Last March, the action star’s family first announced that he had aphasia – a medical condition that can affect a person’s ability to speak, write and understand verbal and written language – and that he would cease to act.

Since then, Willis’ loved ones have been giving fans updates on his health. More recently, Heming, 44, shared that she met with dementia specialist Teepa Snow to find out more about how to care for her husband.

Last year, the ‘Die Hard’ actor’s family announced that he would be quitting acting.

“Grateful to have had the opportunity to work with @teepasnows_pac who has helped add to my dementia care toolbox,” she shared on Instagram on Feb. 27 alongside a picture with Snow.

“She’s a loving, compassionate and skilled leader in this space who navigates with pure empathy. It’s a gift,” the model wrote, adding that Snow has “a wealth of care information” on her site. website.

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