Bruce Willis’ wife, 68, Emma Heming-Willis, 45, will write a book about her experiences caring for her husband. The actor has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. The apparently still untitled work is due to be published next year, as “The Sunday Paper” reports. According to the announcement, the book aims to be a “thoughtful, inspirational guide” for sufferers seeking support.

“For many people, their first encounter with this disease is in the doctor’s office,” Heming-Willis said in the interview with The Sunday Paper. “I think it is very important how this information is communicated from the doctor to the patient and their family. It is essential that resources and information are easily accessible.” The 45-year-old added that she knew from conversations with other care partners that the stories were “unfortunately similar. We left the practice with next to no resources or support and a diagnosis that I could barely pronounce.”

Bruce Willis’ health problems became known in March 2022. His family said at the time that he was retiring from acting due to aphasia, a speech disorder. A year later, it was announced that the Hollywood star had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Bruce Willis and Emma Heming-Willis are said to have met in a gym in 2007 and got married in 2009. The couple have daughters Mabel (11) and Evelyn (9). Willis has three children with his previous wife Demi Moore (61): daughters Rumer (35), Tallulah (30) and Scout LaRue Willis (32).