Emma Heming Willis has been through quite a lot ever since her husband, Bruce Willis, was diagnosed with aphasia early last year, causing him to retire from the movie industry.
Unfortunately, the veteran actor’s condition took a turn for the worse as he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, FTD, last month.
The situation immediately led Emma to work with a dementia specialist, which she is candidly speaking about, expressing appreciation for such an opportunity.
Emma Heming Willis Has Added To Her ‘Dementia Care Toolbox’ Thanks To Dementia Specialist
Caring for a dementia patient is no easy deed, and Emma can attest to that, given her partner’s deteriorating condition. She has made efforts to increase her knowledge in that aspect by working with dementia expert Teepa Snow whom she sang praises for in a new Instagram post.
“I’m grateful I had the opportunity to work with @teepasnows_pac, who has helped me add to my dementia care toolbox,” the mother-of-two began after uploading a beautiful picture of herself with the older female.
Going on with compliments for Snow, she wrote, “She’s a loving, compassionate, and skilled leader in the space who navigates herself with pure empathy. She’s a gift.” Emma then urged her followers to visit the link in her bio to check out the experienced caregiver’s website, which she noted, “has a wealth of caregiving information you might find useful too.”
The women seem to share a cheery bond as they looked well at ease in each other’s company in the picture, featuring them casually dressed in denim pants and long-sleeved gray shirts. Soon after the post went up, Snow lauded the model with compliments for doing “an absolutely remarkable job of providing the right support for Bruce,” whose abilities have “changed” given his condition.
She clarified that frontotemporal dementia was never easy, but with the proper support and programming, it was possible to continue “living life.” In conclusion, the health specialist congratulated Emma and the Willis family for their hard work and dedication, which she felt was “truly remarkable.”
Bruce’s wife was thankful for the supportive words as she conveyed so in response, adding that the community was grateful to have someone like Snow. Several more commenters had only good words for Emma, including one who commended the “inspiring” way she and her family handled everything.
Another follower exclaimed, “We are all here for you!! It’s amazing that you are learning from @teepasnows_pac. She’s the best.” A fellow supporter declared that there was “so much love and support” for the Willis in the Wood River Valley, while a fifth commenter thanked Emma for showing fans how her husband has been faring.
They penned, “I am grateful that you (Emma) are letting the fans of Bruce Willis know how he is doing; also, thank you for teaching us about this horrible disease. I love the posts.”
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In February, the “Die Hard” actor’s family released a statement on how critical his condition had become. The statement also indicated that communication struggles were one of the many symptoms the movie star had to deal with.
It began, “We wanted to give you an update about our beloved husband, father, and friend since we now have a deeper understanding of what he is experiencing.”
They continued with a saddening revelation of the 67-year-old’s FTD diagnosis, writing, “since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”
The Willis Family Receives Tons Of Support Amid Bruce Willis’ FTD Diagnosis
Following Bruce’s unfortunate FTD diagnosis, support unsurprisingly poured in for his family from fans worldwide and fellow celebrities through comments under his ex-wife Demi Moore’s update about his situation.
The Blast reported that Moore was extremely grateful for the love and prayers and felt the need to let her fans know of his latest diagnosis.
In no time, well-wishers flooded the comments with affectionate words, including celebrities like Selma Blair, Aaron Paul, Paris Hilton, and creative director Alaina Hadid.
Blair was all about “sending love” to the Willis-Moore clan, similar to Hilton, who used three red heart emojis. At the same time, Paul wrote, “Love you so much, my friend! Sending hugs to you and that beautiful family of yours.”
Hadid advised the family to take time to give themselves a “moment of love” so they can have “that much more energy to give.”