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“Bruce Willis diagnosed with dementia” – Family gives update on actor’s health

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Legendary American actor, Bruce Willis, whose illness was announced last year has progressed and he has now been diagnosed with dementia.

This information was passed on by his family in a statement today February 16th. Frontotemporal dementia is the type that Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with.

The statement by his family reads:

“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.”

Frontotemporal dementia, FTD which doesn’t have a cure according to NHS causes changes in personality. Behavioral changes, language, and movement, due to the areas of the brain that it affects, the front and sides of the brain.

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