Rumer Willis shares baby pic with dad Bruce amid dementia battle: ‘Really missing my papa’

Rumer Willis shared an emotional throwback photo of herself and dad Bruce Willis as the “Die Hard” actor continues to battle frontotemporal dementia.

“Really missing my papa today. 🥲,” the actress, 35, wrote via Instagram Monday alongside a snap of her father holding her as a toddler.

Rumer’s sister Tallulah gave a comforting response, writing, “Love you sister.”

The post comes nine months after Bruce, 68, was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

Just the year before, the “Armageddon” star’s family announced that he was taking a step back from acting due to his diagnosis with aphasia.

Last month, Bruce’s friend shared details on the actor’s condition, revealing that he is “not totally verbal.”

Rumer Willis shared an emotional throwback photo of herself and father Bruce Willis.

“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,” Glenn Gordon Caron said in an interview with The Post.

“He loved life and … just adored waking up every morning and trying to live life to its fullest.”

However, the “Moonlighting” creator shared that Bruce’s “joie de vivre” has seemingly disappeared.

Rumer wrote that she was “missing [her] papa” alongside the touching snap.
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“My sense is the first one to three minutes he knows who I am,” Caron said of his visits with Bruce.

“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.”

The A-lister’s blended family — comprised of the five daughters he shares with wife Emma Heming and ex-wife Demi Moore — has been open and vulnerable about their experience as the movie star battles the disease.

The “Die Hard” star was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February.

Earlier this month, Tallulah, 29, shared on “The Drew Barrymore Show” that she is grateful that her father’s condition hasn’t worsened.

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“He is the same, which I think in this regard I’ve learned is the best thing you can ask for,” she said.

“I see love when I’m with him, and it’s my dad and he loves me, which is really special.”

Tallulah Willis (far right), whom he also shares with ex-wife Demi Moore, recently said she’s grateful her dad’s dementia hasn’t gotten worse.
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Heming, who married Bruce in 2009, recently opened up about the “guilt” she feels for the privileges her family has as they cope with the actor’s diagnosis.

“I struggle with guilt, knowing that I have resources that others don’t,” Heming wrote in an op-ed for Marie Shriver’s Sunday Paper earlier this month.

“When I’m able to get out for a hike to clear my head, it’s not lost on me that not all care partners can do that.”

The “Fifth Element” star shares five daughters with Moore and wife Emma Heming.
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Heming, 45, added, “When what I share about our family’s journey gets press attention, I know that there are many thousands of untold, unheard stories, each of them deserving of compassion and concern.”

However, the mom of two added that she finds solace in being able to uplift others suffering from similar issues through her openness.

“I see that what I share matters to others who may be struggling, and in a small way makes them feel seen and understood.”

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