Bruce Willis’ mom fears actor won’t recognize her due to his dementia

Marlene Willis has provided insights into her interactions with her son since his diagnosis.

In light of Bruce Willis’ health condition, his mother, Marlene Willis, has observed how the illness has impacted his life and his interactions with the world around him.

According to Wilfried Gliem, a cousin of Willis’ mother, in an interview with BILD, “She is uncertain whether her son still recognizes her.”

Gliem further elaborated, stating, “His behavior has become markedly sluggish, with a tinge of aggression, making it challenging to engage in regular conversations with him.”

“This behavior is characteristic given his clinical condition,” Gliem added.

Additionally, Gliem noted that Marlene is deeply concerned for her granddaughters but remains hopeful that the family can navigate through this challenging period together.

Last Thursday, it was announced through a statement that Bruce Willis’ health had declined over the past year, leading to his retirement from acting due to aphasia.

Following further tests, the actor received a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia.

His current wife, Emma Heming, ex-wife Demi Moore, and their five daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, have detailed the challenges he is facing at the age of 67.

The family statement regarding Bruce’s health progression since the announcement of his aphasia diagnosis in 2022 was shared as follows:

“As Bruce’s condition has progressed, we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (FTD),” the statement conveyed.

“Unfortunately, challenges in communication are among the symptoms he is experiencing due to this illness. While this reality is deeply distressing, having a definitive diagnosis brings a sense of relief.

“FTD is a merciless disease that often goes unnoticed, capable of affecting anyone.”

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