Emma Heming Willis, Bruce’s wife and mother of their two small daughters, has posted an update to Instagram. This spring, Bruce’s family finally came clean and admitted he has “aphasia.” But Bruce has been ill for almost 8 years with some form of dementia and it’s taken its toll on all of them.
Emma writes on Instagram: This was the summer of self discovery—finding new hobbies, going out of my comfort zone and staying active. My grief can be paralyzing but I’m learning how to live along side it. As my step-daughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too”
Anyone who is a caregiver for someone with a neurological disorder can identify and empathize with Emma. Of course, Bruce is a generation older than his wife. She’s a young woman dealing with a terrible situation. But at least Bruce is comfortable and is no longer making those horrible D movies he’d been subjected to in the last couple of years.