The wife of Hollywood star Bruce Willis has admitted that she “needs help” in light of the actor’s recent diagnosis of dementia.
Last year, it became known that Bruce was diagnosed with a form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). His family confirmed that the 68-year-old star was informed of his condition in the spring of 2022, reports ‘Mirror.co.uk ‘.
Those closest to Bruce Willis initially said he was suffering from aphasia of speech disorder, before receiving the sad news that his condition had progressed to frontotemporal dementia.
In her recent video posted on YouTube, Emma told subscribers about her trip with Bruce, sharing that she “needs to learn to ask for help” before explaining that “this is a marathon and not a race.”
Said Emma, quoted by ‘Mirror.co.uk “: “I want people who look at this journey from the outside to feel that they have opportunities to intervene effectively. to help, but this only adds an additional task to the caregiver, she has to dictate and then teach, and most of the time we just don’t have the bandwidth for this.”
She added: “But what I do know is that we need help and we need to learn to ask for it, because if we don’t, it won’t be sustainable. This is a marathon and not a sprint. You need to ask for help and support, because it’s just not sustainable.”
She also admitted that she sometimes feels guilty when she takes time to take care of herself and take care of the star at the same time. The 45-year-old model has been raising awareness of the disease since Bruce was diagnosed and is now on Instagram to share some information with fans in support of World FTD Awareness Week.
“FTD is the abbreviation for dementia or frontotemporal degeneration,” she wrote in the clip. “FTD affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. Today there is no cure or individual treatment for this disease.”
Emma explained that this is “one of many reasons” why it is important to raise awareness about FTD.