Wife of retired American actor, Bruce Willis has opened up about how it feels like caring for someone with dementia.
Bruce Willis has been diagnosed with dementia and the news was shared with the public in February by the family.
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Emma Heming Willis, the wife of Bruce Willis hosted an instagram live on Friday in which she spoke with occupational therapist Teepa Snow. Teepa Snow also doubles as a dementia care specialist and the founder of Positive Approach to Care and together had a great session.
They spoke about the stigma surrounding dementia and how it is hard to understand if you haven’t been through it.
She opened up about how hard it was for her to go public about her husband’s diagnosis when she first got to know about it, saying that “it is so isolating.” but also admitted that part of that isolation was her fault.
Here is what she had to say “I did that to myself for a while of just holing up, and my friendship circle became smaller because it was also very difficult to talk about it. It’s definitely very lonely.”
She then added that “the blessing for us to be able to come out with our family’s statement was to be able to have a community, and how beautiful is this community?… Now I have a community of people out there that are willing to help.”