Emma Heming Willis discusses the importance of understanding brain health as her husband Bruce Willis suffers from dementia.
sixth sense The star says her husband’s illness is “incurable” while stressing the importance of talking about “brain health”.
In a video posted on her Instagram, the model said: “The sad truth is there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia.”
“No amount of vitamin D or B can cure a degenerative disease,” she said, before adding that it was important that people keep talking about dementia because “prevention is valuable.”
“I do think it’s important for us to have this conversation about brain health,” said Emma, who has two daughters with Bruce.
“You know, when I go to the doctor, my doctor is talking to me about the importance of my breast health, my heart health, but he’s not talking to me about my brain health.”
Emma went on to add how important it is for doctors to talk to young women in their 20s about how to take care of their brains, rather than make it “too late.”
“I think we should be talking more about our brain health,” she said.
In February 2023, Willis’ family revealed that his condition had deteriorated and transformed into frontotemporal dementia (FTD), which hindered his ability to speak and communicate.
The statement comes nearly a year after his family confirmed Willis will be retiring from acting due to an initial diagnosis of aphasia.