What Now for Bruce Willis after Actor’s Recent Dementia Diagnosis?

Neurologist Andrew Budson of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center explains frontotemporal dementia and its connection to Hollywood star’s original aphasia diagnosis.

Less than a year after Bruce Willis’ family shared that the famed actor had the neurological disorder aphasia, they’ve announced that his condition has progressed and that he has a new diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia. A group of disorders characterized by a progressive degeneration of nerve cells in the frontal lobe or the brain regions underneath the ears, frontotemporal dementia (FTD)—previously known as Pick’s disease—is currently incurable. Read More