(CNN) Demi Moore She shared a touching message dedicated to her ex-husband Bruce Willis On his first birthday since being diagnosed with dementia.
Moore and Willis were married from 1987 to 2000 and share three daughters: Romerscouts and Tallulah.
On Sunday, the Hollywood actress gave her fans a glimpse into the Die Hard actor’s 68th birthday celebrations by posting a video to Instagram that showed Willis celebrating the day with his current wife, Moore. Emma Heming Willishis daughters and other family members.
“Happy birthday, BW! So glad we can celebrate you today,” Moore captioned the clip, which showed Willis’ loved ones singing “Happy Birthday” to the retired actor. “I love you and our family. Thank you everyone for the love and warm wishes – we all feel them.”
After joining in on vocals, the “Die Hard” star was seen blowing out candles at his birthday pie.
Earlier in the day, Heming Willis posted a candid message about caring for someone with dementia, saying she was heartbroken and sad. The couple married in 2009 and have two daughters, Mabel and Evelyn.
“Sometimes in our lives we have to put our big girl panties on and get into it, and that’s what I do,” she said in the short video. “But I have times of sadness every day, sadness every day and I really feel it today on his birthday.”
Last month, Willis’ family declared it his A speech disorder, aphasia, has progressed to a form of dementia It’s called frontotemporal dementia, or FTD.
“Today there are no cures for this disease, a fact that we hope will change in the coming years,” they said. Shared update online. “As Bruce’s condition progresses, we hope that any media attention will focus on shedding light on this disease, which needs more awareness and research.”
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, FTD refers to “a group of disorders caused by a progressive loss of neurons in the brain’s frontal lobes (the areas behind your forehead) or temporal lobes.” These areas of the brain are generally associated with personality, behavior, and language.
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