Over the last year, Bruce Willis’ family has been open and honest about the actor’s health following his aphasia diagnosis in March 2022, before he was later diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February.
The degenerative condition is similar to Alzheimer’s and happens when nerve cell damage affects the part of the brain responsible for speech, language, and personality.
Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has shown what life is like for the family as she continues to care for him at home — previously asking for space when paparazzi started shouting at Willis while he met up with friends for a coffee.
In a new Instagram post Monday, Heming Willis opened up about her own mental health struggles during this difficult time as she thanked fellow carers for sharing photographs of their everyday activities with her.
The model said the photos made her “so happy” and she was pleased that her fellow carers were taking the time to indulge in self-care because “it’s important to break up our thinking which can feel, for me, very much like doom and gloom.”
Heming Willis said that she has to make a “conscious effort” to make the most of life because of her responsibilities as a carer.
She concluded: “This is a conscious effort. It does not come to me easily but I am just doing the best that I can, always.”
The Willis family is still making time to enjoy life with Bruce, even taking a trip to Disneyland with their kids in June to ride Splash Mountain before it closed.