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Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming Willis has heartbreaking plea as star continues dementia battle
Featured Image Credit: emmahemingwillis/Instagram

Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming Willis has heartbreaking plea as star continues dementia battle

Emma Heming Willis shared a message of support for carers in her Instagram post.

Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming Willis has shared a heartbreaking plea following the actor’s dementia diagnosis.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, which happened to be Father’s Day and Emma’s 45th birthday, she shared a series of pictures with the 68-year-old retired actor.

Emma Heming Willis shared a Father's Day tribute to Bruce Willis.

Emma used both occasions to share a message of appreciation and support for caregivers.

“Hi! It’s my birthday and I’ve had an epic week getting to celebrate with some of my beloved family and friends,” Emma said, who shares daughters Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, nine.

Emma’s positive gesture urged people to text or call a person who is a caregiver to let them know you’re available to help them this week, even if they say they can handle it.

“I’m making a few BIG birthday wishes! This one I hope you could make a reality,” the post continued, which was shared with her 844,000 followers.

“Text or call a person in your life that’s a caregiver and let them know here is X, Y, or Z I can do to help you this week. If the caregiver says, ‘I’m fine, I don’t need anything', which most likely is what they just might say, then drop some food at their doorstep or flowers or a small something and text them after to let them know it’s there.

Emma Heming Willis shared her birthday wish on Instagram.

“Or honestly, just tell them thank you and that they are doing a great job. That kindness and support will go such a long long way.”

Emma has cared for her husband in recent years amid his health issues. The model and entrepreneur also shared a tribute to ‘the greatest dad’ she knows, alongside a picture of Willis.

“Father’s Day is a time I get to reflect on my deep appreciation and respect I have for Bruce as I watch him father our little ones,” she wrote. “Where it might not be ‘conventional', what he’s teaching them will span generations. Unconditional love, kindness, strength, compassion, patience, generosity, resilience.

Emma Heming Willis has helped to care for Bruce Willis amid his health struggles.

“Happy Father’s Day to the greatest dad I know, who will forever be the gift that keeps giving within our family.”

Earlier this year, Bruce’s family issued a statement confirming his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis after he was previously diagnosed with aphasia.

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) impacts the lobes of the brain behind the forehead, with symptoms such as personality changes, obsessive behavior and speaking difficulties common.

Topics: Bruce Willis, Celebrity