Bruce Willis: The Hard Battle Against Aphasia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Gage Skidmore

The creator of “Moonlighting”, Glenn Gordon Caron, has shared worrying details about the health of Bruce Willis, the well-known actor of “Armageddon” and “The Sixth Sense”. After being diagnosed with aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, Willis has experienced a notable change in his communication and overall well-being.

According to Caron, the vital energy and enthusiasm that used to characterize Willis has disappeared. The actor is now “uncommunicative” and faces difficulties in verbal expression. Even his love of reading has been affected, as he has lost many of his language skills.

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In March 2022, Willis’ family announced his retirement from his acting career, a painful but inevitable decision due to his struggle with aphasia, a cognitive disorder that affects his ability to communicate.

Willis’ health problems had been a cause for concern in recent years, with some colleagues questioning whether the famous actor was fully aware of his surroundings on set. The loss of mental acuity and difficulty remembering dialogue had led to moving scenes during the filming of his most recent projects.

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In February, Willis’ family announced a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia, a degenerative brain disease with no known cure. The impact of this condition on his daily life is evident.

Bruce Willis’ wife, now his caregiver, has mentioned how difficult it is to determine if her husband is aware of what he is experiencing.