Scout Willis, Bruce Willis’ 31-year-old daughter with ex-wife Demi Moore, posted a message to all the people who offered their sympathy in the wake of the revelation that her father has dementia.
Scout Willis was joined by her sisters, Rumer and Tallulah, who piggybacked on her message to agree with its sentiments.
“Feeling emotionally tired and a bit overwhelmed, yet also very in awe of the love so man people have for my papa,” Scout Willis wrote on Instagram.
“Second this Scouter feeling the abundant love for our guy and our family,” Tallulah, 29, added, while oldest sister Rumer, 34,, echoed, “I third this Scouter and Buusk feeling so deeply grateful and in awe of the love for our sweet Daddio.”
Last year, Willis’ family released a statement announcing he had been diagnosed with aphasia.
On Thursday, Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming, Moore, and his five daughters and posted a message on The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration’s website.
“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 family said.
“FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know. Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead. As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research,” they added.
The family also said that Bruce would want awareness brought about FTD.
“Ours is just one family with a loved one who suffers from FTD, and we encourage others facing it to seek out the wealth of information and support available through AFTD (@theaftd, theaftd.org). And for those of you who have been fortunate enough to not have any personal experience with FTD, we hope that you will take the time to learn about it, and support AFTD’s mission in whatever way you can,” they said.
They concluded by thanking everyone for the love for the family during the difficult time.