Unveiling the Emotional Journey: Bruce Willis' Daughter Opens Up About His Frontotemporal Dementia Diagnosis
Tallulah Willis has penned a heart-touching note. Tallulah spoke about his father’s battle with dementia. She has reflected on her father’s heartbreaking health battle.
What did Tallulah write in her essay?
Bruce Willis’ daughter wrote an emotional note four months after her father’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis.
She wrote a personal essay for Vogue, Tallulah said that although her father’s health update was confirmed earlier this year, she had “known that something was wrong for a long time.”
She said, “It started out with vague unresponsiveness, which the family chalked up to Hollywood hearing loss.”
She explained, that she was too sick with herself to handle it and she also shared that her ADHD diagnosis, with the battle of anorexia, which came to treat her depression.
She wrote, “I admit that I have met Bruce’s decline in recent years with a share of avoidance and denial that I’m not proud of, “The truth is that I was too sick myself to handle it.”
She added, “While I was wrapped up in my body dysmorphia, flaunting it on Instagram, my dad was quietly struggling,”
She continued, “All kinds of cognitive testing was being conducted, but we didn’t have an acronym yet. I had managed to give my central dad-feeling canal an epidural; the good feelings weren’t really there, the bad feelings weren’t really there.”
Daughter Tallulah also talked about her feelings when her father had a moving speech, She said, “I was at a wedding in the summer of 2021 on Martha’s Vineyard, and the bride’s father made a moving speech.,”
She added, “Suddenly I realized I would never get that moment, my dad speaking about me in adulthood at my wedding. It was devastating. I left the dinner table, stepped outside, and wept in the bushes.”
“Every time I go to my dad’s house, I take tons of photos—of whatever I see, the state of things,” she explained. “I’m like an archaeologist, searching for treasure in stuff that I never used to pay much attention to.”
“I have every voicemail from him saved on a hard drive. I find that I’m trying to document, to build a record for the day when he isn’t there to remind me of him and of us.”