On Monday, the wife of Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis, revealed that her daughter Evelyn, nine years old, is researching her father’s frontotemporal dementia.
The 44-year-old Emma said in a video post on her Instagram that she wanted to tell her followers a story and would try her best to do so without crying. She said when her daughter told her this, she became “an absolute puddle.id Evelyn asked her if she knew that people with dementia could be severely dehydrated.
Emma asked her daughter how she knew that.
She explained that she had some spare time at school, so she looked up some things about dementia. She said there were some “interesting facts.”
The mother of two children noted that while reading for “fun facts” about dementia isn’t funny, it did remind her that Evelyn is her father’s child because Bruce also loves random facts.”
When asked what she advised Evelyn, she said she told her that is the most loving and compassionate thing she can do, be curious and educate herself on her dad’s disease.
In a second video, Heming Willis elaborates, saying that as caretakers and loved ones of those diagnosed with a severe condition, learning about the illness is very compassionate.
She said to keep wondering, keep learning, and remember to hydrate your loved ones.
In February, the actor’s family revealed that the “Die Hard” star had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. He stopped acting after being diagnosed with aphasia the previous year.
America was first introduced to Bruce Willis on the hit show Moonlighting, where he co-starred with Cybill Shepherd.
In addition to their 11-year-old daughter, Mabel, the “Sixth Sense” star and his ex-wife, Demi Moore, have three daughters: Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29.
After Rumer gave birth to a daughter last month, Bruce became a grandfather for the first time.