(MENAFN) Emma Heming Willis, the wife of actor Bruce Willis, has shared her "grief and sadness" over her husband's dementia diagnosis. In an Instagram video posted on the occasion of his 68th birthday, Heming Willis spoke about her emotions and the importance of raising awareness about his condition. Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February after being diagnosed with aphasia, which causes difficulties with speech, last year. The family announced last year that he was giving up acting as the condition was affecting his cognitive abilities.
Heming Willis addressed the loss she feels as she cares for her husband, saying that people often tell her she is strong, but she wishes she had a choice. She is also raising two kids while dealing with her husband's condition. While she has to put on a brave face and get through the day, she experiences sadness and grief every day, especially on special occasions like her husband's birthday.
Willis' dementia diagnosis affects his language abilities as well as behavior and planning, and there is no cure or intervention that can slow down the progress of the disease. Heming Willis is going public with her experiences to raise awareness about the disease and to show appreciation for the "warmth and love" of fans. She wants people to see all sides of this situation and to know that it is not easy, but they are getting through it as a family.
As the family continues to navigate this difficult time, Heming Willis' openness about the situation is an important step in raising awareness about the impact of dementia on families. Her message is a reminder that behind every diagnosis is a person and a family facing immense challenges. It is important to support them with compassion and understanding, and to continue to work towards finding a cure for this devastating disease.
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