Bruce Willis Was Diagnosed Frontotemporal Dementia. What Is It? Causes, Symptoms, Treatments.

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Bruce Willis' family gave an update on the actor's health Thursday, announcing his condition has progressed and has been diagnosed as frontotemporal dementia. 

"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," his family said in a statement

"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 news comes after his family said in March 2022 Willis would be stepping away from acting due to health issues.

Frontotemporal dementia is a brain disorder, but it differs from Alzheimer's disease. It is less common and known, according to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. Here's what to know about frontotemporal dementia:

Bruce Willis attends "Moonrise Kingdom" photocall at Palais des Festivals on May 16, 2012 in Cannes, France.
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