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Dementia Treatment Options Limited, Says Bruce Willis’ Wife

Published on May 18th, 2023 | Updated on May 18th, 2023 | By FanFest

Bruce Willis‘ wife acknowledges the challenges of his dementia diagnosis”

Emma Heming Willis recently shared her thoughts on her husband’s prognosis, shedding light on the limited options available for dementia treatment. In an Instagram post featuring herself and her friend Max Lugavere, Emma expressed her belief that although the options may be scarce, some individuals refuse to accept that reality and instead strive for change. She commended Lugavere for his documentary, “Little Empty Boxes,” which intimately explores his mother’s struggle with dementia. Emma applauded his bravery in sharing his story and bringing attention to the significance of brain health.


The documentary, directed by Lugavere and Chris Newhard, chronicles Lugavere’s personal journey as he educates himself on ways to support his mother’s well-being. Emma was deeply moved by the film and believed it deserved wide recognition. She emphasized the importance of releasing it on a grand scale.

Emma’s heartfelt Instagram post garnered support from various individuals, including Lugavere and Bruce’s ex-wife Demi Moore. In the comments section, fans who had also experienced the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia expressed their solidarity and appreciation for Emma’s efforts.

Emma has previously shared her struggles in coping with her husband’s diagnosis, describing the isolation she often feels as a caregiver. Initially, it was challenging for her to discuss the topic openly. However, Emma acknowledged that since revealing her husband’s aphasia diagnosis in 2022 (which later led to a diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia), she has received countless messages from individuals sharing their own experiences with dementia.


The Willis family has adjusted their approach to celebrating milestones since Bruce’s diagnosis. They recently celebrated Bruce’s 68th birthday and their 14th wedding anniversary with their extended blended family. Emma emphasized the importance of supporting caregivers and encouraged her followers to take action rather than asking how they can help.

Bruce’s diagnosis has prompted Emma to reflect on the difficulties faced by caregivers during special occasions when their loved ones are unable to fully acknowledge or participate in the festivities. She recognized the emotional impact of such moments and emphasized the need for understanding and compassion.

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