About a year ago, the world learned that Bruce Willis suffers from aphasia, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes speech problems. The cult actor has undergone several examinations and is receiving treatment, but his illness is progressing. Now doctors have clarified the diagnosis: Willis is struggling with dementia associated with the work of the frontotemporal part of the brain – FTD. This is the most common form of dementia in people under the age of 60 (Willis 67). Its insidiousness is that it is difficult to diagnose by modern means. Therefore, the disease is much more common than many might think.
The Willis family helps the actor in every possible way and, instead of isolating himself from society, decided to be completely open. The disease can affect any person on Earth – therefore, everyone must be aware of it in order to recognize its first signs and avoid such serious consequences that Bruce himself faced.
The actor all the time defended a position that obliges you to speak openly about problems, and not to hush them up when they begin to concern you personally. According to medical estimates, in the United States alone, up to 60,000 people are sick with FTD, while many do not even suspect that very soon their life may “go downhill