Bruce Willis the American actor was originally diagnosis of aphasia has now progressed, according to his family members … who say the latest word from doctors is that he has frontotemporal dementia.
His daughter Rumer Willis posted that update and a statement from the family … telling fans Bruce has now been diagnosed with a common cause of dementia, which is known as FTD.
The family says “Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). 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.”
There are currently no treatments for FTD.
As we reported, Rumer initially revealed last year that aphasia would severely impact his ability to communicate, and, as a result, he would have to end his acting career.
Aphasia impacts the ability to comprehend words and/or speak. It can be caused by strokes, tumors or other brain damage, but it’s not clear what led to his initial diagnosis.