Emma Heming Willis will author a new book about caregiving, based on her experience caring for her husband, actor Bruce Willis. https://t.co/k1nQVGfIOH
— ABC News (@ABC) February 5, 2024
The Willis family revealed that Bruce Willis was diagnosed in 2022 with aphasia, a communication disorder that impairs language. They explained that it was this illness that forced the actor to end his career. A year after the initial diagnosis, a darker one – frontal temporal dementia (FTD) – confirmed his symptoms, which included difficulty speaking, confusion, emotional struggle and memory problems. The Los Angeles Times had previously reported on Willis’s orientation difficulties, reporting that cognitive problems were impacting her work.
Heming Willis describes the book as an effort of support and hope. It will include interviews, expert advice and personal anecdotes. The book is designed to be available in clinics or doctor’s offices where the diagnosis is made, and to be a resource for caregivers who have just learned the shocking news.