The TODAY Show announced on X (formerly Twitter) that Hoda Kotb will interview Emma Heming Willis, the wife of actor Bruce Willis, on October 2, 2023. Willis’s family announced his aphasia diagnosis in 2022.
Transcript of video on X: An interview to tell you about next week. On Monday, we’re going to be sitting down with Emma Hemming Willis. She’s the wife of beloved actor Bruce Willis. It’ll be our very first interview since he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. We’ll also be joined by Susan Dickerson. She’s the CEO of the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration to help us shine a light on this devastating disease, raise some awareness – much-needed research. We are so looking forward to our conversation, and you’ll see it right here.
This is not the first time the TODAY Show has covered Bruce Willis’s diagnosis.
Our heart goes out to the Willis family, and we are grateful that they are using their platform to raise awareness for primary progressive aphasia. Aphasia impacts the whole family. We are especially thankful that this upcoming interview addresses an important role: aphasia caregivers.
Supporting aphasia caregivers is part of our mission. In 2019, we put out the Aphasia Caregiver Guide, which presents both general caregiving advice and specific aphasia advice, as a free download on our site. You can also get a bound copy on Amazon at cost.
You may also be newly diagnosed and looking for information as you get your bearings. The PPA Task Force put together a great overview of PPA that you can use to understand aphasia better.