Rumer Willis, the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis, recently took to Instagram to express her feelings about her father amid his ongoing battle with dementia. She shared a heartwarming throwback photo of herself as a baby being cradled in Bruce’s arms, with him smiling fondly at her.
In the caption, Rumer wrote, “Really missing my papa today. 🥲” It’s a touching tribute to her father, who is currently facing the challenges of Frontotemporal Dementia, a rare form of aphasia.
Bruce Willis, known for his iconic roles in films like “Die Hard,” has five daughters in total, including Rumer. He shares his other daughters, Scout and Tallulah, with his ex-wife Demi Moore, and he has two younger daughters, Mabel and Evelyn, with his current wife, Emma Heming.
Bruce announced his retirement from acting in March 2022 due to his diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia. This condition has impacted his ability to communicate, and in October, his longtime friend Glenn Gordon Caron revealed that he is no longer completely verbal.
Rumer’s Instagram post received an outpouring of love and support from fans and fellow celebrities who understand the profound impact dementia can have on a family. Many commented with messages of compassion and empathy, acknowledging the challenges of dealing with dementia.
Dementia is a challenging and devastating condition, and Rumer’s heartfelt post shines a light on the importance of raising awareness about this disease and the need for support and understanding for families affected by it.