What is frontotemporal dementia, the disorder afflicting Bruce Willis?
Everything you need to know about FTD
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Bruce Willis' family shockingly announced in the spring of 2022 that he was stepping away from acting because he had been diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder that affects the ability to communicate. Sadly, his condition progressed, and in February 2023 his family shared that he had a more specific diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
FTD is an umbrella term for a group of brain disorders that primarily affect the brain's frontal and temporal lobes. These areas of the brain are generally associated with personality, behavior, and language.
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