Emma Heming-Willis (44) currently has to change her entire life. Because of her husband Bruce Willis (67) suffering from dementia, she is currently learning a lot about caring for patients with this terrible diagnosis. In her latest Instagram post, she shares her development with fans: The former model posted a snapshot with dementia specialist Teepa Snow (67). In the accompanying comment, Heming-Willis wrote that she was grateful to be working with the professional. She helped expand her "toolbox for dementia care".
Snow is a loving, compassionate and competent leader and "a gift". Snow himself responded to the post in the comments. Heming-Willis gave her husband "the right support". The actor's skills have changed, but his wife has given him a "place, space and life" so that he can continue to live well. "Frontotemporal dementia is never easy, but with the right program and support, it's possible to move on with life," Snow wrote. She congratulated Emma and the whole family for their hard work and dedication: "It's really remarkable!"
Bruce Willis' family announced the former action star's devastating diagnosis in mid-February. A special form of dementia was diagnosed, and his condition had deteriorated in recent months. The Willis family announced last year that the "Die Hard" star has aphasia, a speech disorder caused by brain damage, and will no longer appear in public.
"Unfortunately, the communication problems are just a symptom of the illness Bruce is struggling with," the latest detailed health update said. Although the FTP diagnosis was painful, it was also a relief because there is now clarity. According to the German Alzheimer Society, frontotemporal dementia is a disease in which nerve cells die, especially in the forehead and temples of the brain. Emotions and social behavior are primarily controlled from there. The processes that lead to the death of the nerve cells are largely unknown and cannot be influenced. There are no specific treatment options.