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Wendy Williams' Caregivers Release Dementia Diagnosis

Former talk show host has the same disease as Bruce Willis

(Newser) - Former talk show host Wendy Williams has been diagnosed with the same form of dementia that actor Bruce Willis has, a statement released Thursday on behalf of her caretakers says. The statement said the 59-year-old's diagnoses of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia "have already presented significant hurdles...

Bruce Willis' Wife Writing Book on Caregiving

Emma Heming Willis' book is due out next year

(Newser) - The wife of Bruce Willis is working on a guide to caregiving that draws upon her experiences tending to the beloved actor, who has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Emma Heming Willis' book, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2025, the AP reports. "Dementia not only affects your loved one...

Wife on Bruce Willis' Illness: He May Not Know

It's 'hard to know' if actor is aware of his dementia, says Heming Willis

(Newser) - The rest of the world knows Bruce Willis is suffering from a degenerative brain condition, but the actor himself may not be aware of it, his wife tells the Today show. It's "hard to know" if the 68-year-old Willis knows he has frontotemporal dementia , Emma Heming Willis told...

For Members of This Family, Destiny Is a Coin Flip
In This Family, Destiny
Is a Flip of the Coin

In This Family, Destiny Is a Flip of the Coin

All have a 50-50 chance of early dementia diagnosis, as do their children

(Newser) - It was Barb, the youngest in a Pittsburgh family of nine, who first suspected something had gone genetically haywire in her family. As Robert Kolker explains in a New York Times Magazine story, she watched as her mother seemed to unravel mentally at a relatively early age, then sisters Christy...

Tallulah Willis: Dad's Trouble Started Long Ago

Family initially attributed his frontotemporal dementia to 'Hollywood hearing loss'

(Newser) - In a first-person essay for Vogue , Bruce Willis' daughter Tallulah writes that her famous father's dementia-related trouble started years ago. At the time, however, she and other family members didn't realize what was happening. "It started out with a kind of vague unresponsiveness, which the family chalked...

Bruce Willis' Wife Says Grief Was Strong on His Birthday

'I do have times of sadness every day'

(Newser) - Sunday was Bruce Willis' 68th birthday, and the retired actor got a lot of love from his family. Ex-wife Demi Moore posted a video on Instagram Sunday showing Willis celebrating with Moore, current wife Emma Heming Willis, and his five daughters, along with other family members, per the Hollywood Reporter...

Bruce Willis' Wife Has a Message for the Paparazzi

Emma Heming Willis begs photogs not to yell at husband, who has dementia: 'Just keep your space'

(Newser) - If you see Bruce Willis out and about in public, his wife has one simple request: Let him be. That's the gist of Emma Heming Willis' online PSA, in which she asks the paparazzi and gawkers in general to stay back from the 67-year-old actor, whose dementia diagnosis was...

Patti Davis: Bruce Willis' Diagnosis 'Rips Your Soul Apart'

Ronald Reagan's daughter compares his reveal on Alzheimer's to Willis family's reveal on dementia

(Newser) - Bruce Willis' recently revealed diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, a blanket term for a rare group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes, shocked and saddened many. One of those now reacting to the news: Patti Davis, daughter of the late Ronald and Nancy...

Bruce Willis Diagnosed With Dementia
Bruce Willis'
Gets Worse

Bruce Willis' Diagnosis Gets Worse

Family says he has dementia after last year's diagnosis of aphasia

(Newser) - Bruce Willis' mental acuity has only gotten worse over the last year, his family said Thursday in an update. In the spring of 2022, Willis was diagnosed with aphasia , a condition that affects the ability to communicate and understand language. Since then, the 67-year-old's condition has deteriorated further, writes...

Bruce Willis, Demi Moore Are Becoming Grandparents
Rumer Willis Is Pregnant

Rumer Willis Is Pregnant

This will be first grandchild for Bruce Willis, Demi Moore

(Newser) - Rumer Willis is pregnant with her first baby, she announced Tuesday. The 34-year-old, Bruce Willis' and Demi Moore's oldest child, kept things simple on Instagram , sharing a couple pictures of her beau, musician/producer Derek Richard Thomas, and her growing belly and captioning the post with just a seedling emoji....

There's a 'Sad Irony' in Bruce Willis' Final Roles
There's a 'Sad Irony' in
Bruce Willis' Final Roles

There's a 'Sad Irony' in Bruce Willis' Final Roles

He had few lines, making his cognitive decline hard to detect, writes Matt Zoller Seitz

(Newser) - Bruce Willis is out of the acting game , with the brain disorder aphasia making it impossible for him to remember lines. By the end of his career, he had been reduced to making what amounted to cameos—very lucrative cameos—in mindless, direct-to-video action movies. Willis had little dialogue in...

Gabby Giffords' First 2 Words: 'What' and 'Chicken'

Former congresswoman writes about living with aphasia

(Newser) - The revelation that Bruce Willis has the brain disorder known as aphasia has brought a lot of attention to the ailment. Now, another well-known figure with aphasia is shedding light on what it's like to live with it. "Imagine struggling to talk to your loved ones on the...

On Bruce Willis, 'a Health Line Seems to Have Been Crossed'

Joe Ferullo writes for the Hill that Hollywood 'needs to do better' after reveal of actor's aphasia

(Newser) - Over the past couple of years, Bruce Willis acted in more than a dozen films. It's a fact that, in the wake of his family's disclosure of his aphasia —a brain condition that can lead to language and communication issues—has many now wondering what exactly was...

Razzies Retract Bruce Willis Slam
Razzies Retract
Bruce Willis Slam

Razzies Retract Bruce Willis Slam

In wake of his aphasia reveal, group takes back a recently issued 'award'

(Newser) - Now that Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with the cognitive ailment known as aphasia , the Razzies are playing nice. The group known for recognizing the worst performances of the year in cinema has retracted the "award" it gave him just six days ago, reports Deadline . "If someone’s...

Bruce Willis' On-Set Troubles Were Evident for a While

'LA Times' talks to actors and directors who describe his cognitive struggles in recent years

(Newser) - The news that Bruce Willis must end his acting career because of a brain disorder known as aphasia likely came as a shock to fans. But a story in the Los Angeles Times suggests the news isn't too much of a surprise to actors and directors who have worked...

For an Actor, Aphasia Can Be Devastating

Bruce Willis announcement draws fresh attention to brain disorder

(Newser) - A brain disorder that leads to problems with speaking, reading, and writing has sidelined actor Bruce Willis and drawn attention to a little-known condition that has many possible causes. A stroke, tumor, head injury, or other damage to the language centers of the brain can cause aphasia. A brain infection...

Family: Bruce Willis Has to Step Away From Acting

Actor has been diagnosed with aphasia

(Newser) - In an Instagram message posted by daughters Rumer and Scout , ex-wife Demi Moore , and wife Emma Willis , the family of Bruce Willis on Wednesday announced the 67-year-old actor is "stepping away" from acting due to an aphasia diagnosis. Per the Mayo Clinic , aphasia is a disorder that "robs...

Bruce Willis Speaks Up After Maskless Outing

Actor, reportedly booted from LA pharmacy for not wearing a face covering, notes 'error in judgment'

(Newser) - Bruce Willis says he made a bad call after he was photographed Sunday inside a Los Angeles pharmacy without a face mask. Photos of Willis wandering the Hollywood Rite Aid with only a scarf around his neck spread on social media on Tuesday, with onlookers criticizing his obvious breach of...

Is Die Hard a Christmas Movie? Americans Have Spoken

And they say no, by a margin of 51% to 39%

(Newser) - It's the debate everyone loves to have: Is Die Hard a holiday film? The action takes place during a Christmas party Bruce Willis' character is attending, but the star has previously weighed in with his opinion that no, that doesn't make the movie a Christmas flick. It turns...

Scout Willis: Why Bruce Is Quarantining With Demi

Some may think it's odd he's with ex-wife, not his current one, but the family doesn't

(Newser) - Although the rest of the world may think it's odd that Bruce Willis is in quarantine with his ex-wife and three older daughters, instead of with his current wife and their two young daughters, it's apparently no big deal to Willis and gang. Willis, former wife Demi Moore,...

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