Glenn Gordon Caron, Bruce Willis’ friend and director, has stated that the actor’s capacity to communicate has significantly deteriorated as a result of his dementia struggle. He told the New York Post that he attempted to see Bruce almost every month since he was diagnosed with the degenerative condition earlier this year and that he believes Willis acknowledges him during his visits. Mr. Caron devised the television series “Moonlighting” which helped Mr. Willis achieve Fame in 1985.
“My sense is the first one to three minutes he knows who I am,” Mr. Caron told the outlet. “He’s not totally verbal; he used to be a voracious reader – he didn’t want anyone to know that – and he’s not reading now. All those language skills are no longer available to him, and yet he’s still Bruce.”
“When you’re with him you know that he’s Bruce and you’re grateful that he’s there, but the joie de vivre is gone,” he said
Mr. Caron First Collaborated with Bruce Willis in The Series ‘Moonlighting
Mr. Caron first collaborated with Bruce Willis in the series ‘Moonlighting,’ which aired from 1985 to 1989.
“The thing that makes his disease so mind-blowing is that if you’ve ever spent time with Bruce Willis, there is no one who had any more joie de vivre than he. He loved life and… just adored waking up every morning and trying to live life to its fullest,” Mr. Carron added.
Mr. Willis’ family reported in February of this year that he has frontotemporal dementia. The news came less than a year after he was diagnosed with aphasia and had to cease performing.