Bruce Willis' spouse says his household will 'by no means lose hope' {that a} remedy for his dementia might be discovered: 'Our household will proceed to maintain the religion'

  • Bruce Willis’ spouse stated his household is optimistic that analysis will result in new dementia therapies.
  • On Instagram, she stated she was trying on the “silver linings” after one medical trial was scrapped.
  • After asserting his retirement final yr, Willis’ household shared that he had dementia in February. 

Bruce Willis’ spouse Emma Heming Willis has stated that she and the remainder of the actor’s household “won’t ever lose hope” that scientists will uncover and remedy for dementia.

It was introduced in February that the 68-year-old actor has frontotemporal dementia, a degenerative situation that can have comparable indicators to Alzheimer’s, together with reminiscence loss. 

In an Instagram submit shared over the weekend, Heming, 44 — who has been married to the Hollywood star since 2009 — expressed her disappointment {that a} current medical trial for a possible therapy for the situation had been discontinued. 

She wrote: “Yesterday I learn that Wave Life Sciences ended their medical trial that might doubtlessly deal with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS.) The place I am undecided it might have helped us over right here, it does not actually matter, it nonetheless seems like a intestine punch. “

“However I at all times have to take a look at the silver linings—they’re attempting,” she continued, earlier than thanking the organizations concerned within the trial.


“Please maintain that momentum going, construct on the learnings/findings and do not hand over on this loving group,” she concluded. “Our household will proceed to maintain the religion and by no means lose hope.”

The accompanying photographs featured varied household photographs, together with certainly one of Willis and Heming’s youngest daughter collectively, Evelyn, 8, sitting on Willis’ lap and petting the household canine. One other confirmed Heming strolling with their older daughter, Mabel, 11. 

The ultimate image confirmed a blossoming white rose overlayed with textual content that learn: “Bear in mind to…By no means Lose Hope.”

It was introduced final yr that the “Die Laborious” actor was “stepping away” from appearing after being recognized with aphasia, a situation that may trigger lack of speech and issue with writing and understanding language.

In a assertion shared on his eldest daughter Rumer Willis’ Instagram account, the household stated the situation was “impacting his cognitive skills.”

Willis shares daughters Rumer, 34, in addition to her youthful sisters, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29, with ex-wife Demi Moore. 

Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Scout Willis, Emma Heming Willis, and Tallulah Willis pose for photos at a 2019 event.

Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Scout Willis, Emma Heming Willis, and Tallulah Willis in 2019.

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Final month, a crew member on Willis’ 2020 movie, “Midnight within the Switchgrass,” stated that the actor appeared to overlook he was on set whereas filming a diner scene within the film. 

Talking within the ABC Information documentary “The Randall Scandal,” prop grasp Alicia Haverland recalled how Willis addressed her as if she had been a waitress when she poured Willis extra espresso with the intention to reset the scene for a brand new take.

“I am going over to repour the espresso, and we’re in all probability doing take quantity seven or eight, and he places his hand on the espresso, appears to be like me useless within the eye, and goes, ‘Oh no, ma’am, I do not need anymore,’” Haverland stated.

She described Willis’ conduct as “heartbreaking” to look at and stated she tried to elucidate that she was refilling his cup for the scene, and he did not perceive. As an alternative, in accordance with Haverland, he requested her if he had ordered extra espresso. 

Haverland recalled within the documentary that she determined to faux she was a waitress and inform him that he ordered extra espresso to complete filming the scene.