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Bruce Willis’ daughter Rumer says she’s ‘really missing’ dad amid dementia diagnosis

Bruce Willis’ daughter Rumer says she’s ‘really missing’ dad amid dementia diagnosis

The Die Hard star was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February this year

Bruce Willis' daughter has opened up about her dad's diagnosis with dementia.

The Die Hard star, 68, was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February this year.

This is an aggressive type of dementia which can sometimes have an earlier onset than other forms of the condition.

Bruce's partner, Emma Heming Willis, has been caring for him, and over recent months, she and some of his children have been posting regularly on social media, giving updates about his condition.

Bruce's eldest daughter, Rumer, 35, who he shares with ex-wife Demi Moore, recently took to Instagram to share an emotional post for her dad.

It featured a throwback pic of a younger Bruce smiling while holding Rumer as a baby.

She posted the image alongside the caption: "Really missing my papa today."

Fans piled into the comments to share their own stories and offer their sympathy and support to Rumer and her family.

One wrote: "I understand what you mean. I have a case of dementia in the family, and unfortunately, it's already quite advanced.

Rumer shared an emotional post about her dad, Bruce.

"It's tough, especially since it involves your dad. He was my hero in my childhood. Still is."

Another replied: "I miss my brother... 47 with dementia and he’s sat right next to me."

A third responded: "Hugs. It’s an odd kind of hard to miss someone who is still here. Dementia is a cruel beast."

Someone else commented: "I am so sorry for the pain you’re experiencing.

"I’m holding you and your family in my heart today and in the days ahead."

Bruce's daughter Tallulah, 29, has previously opened up about how the family are dealing with his diagnosis.

She told The Drew Barrymore Show: "He is the same, which I think in this regard I've learned is the best thing you can ask for.

"And it's my dad and he loves me, which is really special."

The actor was diagnosed with dementia in February.
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Speaking about all the photos she's dug up of him, Tallulah said: "Being able to look through those photos, he's my age... and he's total goofball.

"He's an absurd person, and I'm an absurd person and so there's a wonderful line of connection."

Tallulah went on to say how they wanted to raise more awareness around the condition as a result of Bruce's diagnosis.

She explained: "On one hand it's who we are as a family, but also, it's really important for us to spread awareness about FTD.

"If we can take something that we're struggling with as a family to help other people, to turn it around to make something beautiful about it, that's really special for us."

Frontotemporal dementia currently has no cure, and people diagnosed with the condition are typically given a life expectancy between seven and 13 years.

Featured Image Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage/Getty Images/Rumer Glenn Willis/Instagram

Topics: Bruce Willis, Celebrity, Health