Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia this year (Picture: Getty)
Bruce Willis’ daughter has offered up an update on his health after he was diagnosed with dementia.
The 68-year-old retired from acting last year after a battle with aphasia, before his family confirmed that he has been living with frontotemporal dementia in a heartbreaking statement
Tallulah Willis made a rare appearance on the Drew Barrymore Show to shed further light on how her dad is doing.
‘He is the same, which I think in this regard I’ve learned is the best thing you can ask for,’ she told the host, via People Magazine.
‘I see love when I’m with him. It’s my dad and he loves me, which is really special.’
Bruce’s family, including wife Emma Heming Willis, and ex-wife Demi Moore, have rallied around the Hollywood icon in the wake of his health issues, while also raising awareness of FTD.
When asked why they had been so open about his condition, Tallulah continued: ‘Well, I think it’s two-fold. On one hand, it’s who we are as a family, but also, it’s really important for us to spread awareness about FTD.
Tallulah spoke of her dad’s health in a new interview (Picture: WireImage)
‘If we can take something that we’re struggling with as a family, and individually, to help other people, to turn it around to make something beautiful about it, that’s really special for us.
‘Part of what’s been a really beautiful way for me to heal through this is becoming an archeologist to my dad’s stuff, his world, his little trinkets and doodads.’
Bruce stepped back from the spotlight to focus on his health over the last few years, with his loved ones confirming his diagnosis in February.
Emma recently opened up about how the family are coping with his illness, admitting that it’s hard to know if he’s aware he has the disease.
The Hollywood icon stepped back from the spotlight to focus on his health (Picture: WireImage)
During an appearance on the Today show in September, she said: ‘Dementia is hard. It’s hard on the person diagnosed, it’s also hard on the family. That is no different for Bruce, or myself, or our girls. When they say this is a family disease, it really is.
‘‘I think it was the blessing and the curse, to finally understand what was happening, so I can be into the acceptances of what it is.
‘It doesn’t make it any less painful but just being in the acceptance, and being in the know of what is happening to Bruce, makes it a little bit easier.’
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‘I see love when I’m with him.’