Demi Moore Opens Up About Bruce Willis‘ Frontotemporal Dementia Diagnosis Demi Moore Offers Heartfelt Advice to Families of Dementia Patients
Actress Urges Loved Ones to “Let Go” and Embrace the Present
During a recent appearance on SiriusXM Town Hall, Moore spoke candidly about the importance of letting go of the person their loved one once was and embracing the present moment.
“I think the most important thing I could share is just to meet them where they’re at,” Moore said. “When you let go of who they’ve been or who you think, or even who you would like them to be, you can then really stay in the present and take in the joy and the love that is present and there for all that they are –– not all that they’re not.”
Moore’s heartfelt message resonated with her “Feud: Capote vs. The Swans” co-stars, who listened attentively.
Bruce Willis’ Dementia Journey
In 2022, Moore and Willis’ family announced that the beloved actor had been diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder that affects the ability to speak, write, and understand language.
By February 2023, the family revealed that Willis’ condition had progressed to frontotemporal Dementia, a rare and aggressive form of dementia that affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain.
Since Willis’ diagnosis, Moore has been spending more time with her ex-husband and his current wife, Emma Heming Willis, to provide support and care.
Family Bonds Strengthened Amidst Adversity
Despite the challenging circumstances, Moore and Heming have come together to support Willis and their blended family.
A source close to the family told Us Weekly that “they’re all there all the time. This experience has brought the whole family even closer together. No one knows how much time Bruce has left, so they’re soaking up every moment they get with him.”
Both Moore and Heming have shared heartwarming photos on social media showing Willis celebrating holidays and special occasions with their five collective children.
Moore and Willis share three daughters together: Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. Willis also has two daughters with Heming: Mabel and Evelyn.
Finding Joy and Love in the Present
In the face of Willis’ declining Health, Moore emphasizes the importance of finding joy and love in the present moment.
She encourages families to focus on the person their loved one is now, rather than dwelling on who they once were or who they might have become.
Moore’s message of acceptance and compassion serves as a reminder to cherish the time we have with our loved ones, regardless of their circumstances.