Hollywood actor Bruce Willis, 68, had symptoms before being diagnosed with dementia, his daughter Tallulah Willis, 29, said.
Britain’s The Guardian and others reported on Tallulah’s contribution to the fashion magazine Vogue on the 1st (local time). “Her father’s anomalies started with some sort of unresponsiveness,” she said. “Her family attributed it to hearing loss, and they think ‘Die Hard’ ruined their ears.” told
Tallulah said, “I knew that my father’s condition was deteriorating, but I also suffered from anorexia for the past four years and was not healthy myself, so I was consistent with avoidance and denial.” He said, “My father remembers who I am, but when I speak, I go back and forth between the present and the past.”
“My family is in sorrow, but I find comfort in trying to make my father more comfortable,” he said.
Previously, in March of last year, Bruce Willis announced his intention to retire from the Hollywood film industry due to cognitive decline due to aphasia. Aphasia refers to a disease in which language function is impaired due to pathological changes in the brain. In February, a year later, the Willis family announced that Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). TFD, which causes damage to nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, is said to cause problems with language and judgment.
Meanwhile, Bruce Willis made his name known as a world-class action star through ‘Die Hard’ (1987) directed by John McTiernan. He has won a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy Award, and was even named on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
Lee Ye-ji, Donga.com reporter [email protected]
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