Rumer Willis talks about father Bruce Willis amid his ongoing battle with dementia.
in Instagram share The 35-year-old actress said on Monday that she “misses” her father, 68, whose condition has continued to deteriorate after he was first diagnosed with the disease last year.
In a photo of Bruce Willis holding Rumer Willis as a baby, she captioned the photo: “Really missing my dad today,” along with a smiley-with-a-tear emoji.
“Hugs. It’s kind of weird and hard to miss someone who’s still here. Dementia is a cruel beast,” one user wrote in the comments of the post.
And in June, she Share a photo on Instagram On Father’s Day, the “Die Hard” star held her daughter, Louetta Isley, born in April.
She captioned the photo, saying: “Seeing my dad holding my daughter today was something I will cherish for the rest of my life.” “His sweetness and love for her was so pure and beautiful. Daddy I’m so lucky to have you and so is Lou. Thank you for being the silliest, most loving, most wonderful father a girl could ever wish for. Best girl father in the world game….”
Rumer Willis’ post comes days after Bruce’s wife, Emma Hemming Willis, 45, penned an emotional tribute to her husband in a personal essay she wrote for Maria Shriver. Sunday paper.
Willis was diagnosed in 2022 with aphasia, which affects how a person communicates, especially using speech. In February, Willis’ family announced that the condition had progressed to frontotemporal dementia.
There is no cure or treatment for the disease, which Susan Dickinson, chief executive of the Frontotemporal Dystrophy Society, said can be genetically transmitted in about 20 to 25% of people, but it is also “sporadic”, meaning medical professionals don’t know what causes it. This disease. condition.
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