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Bruce Willis' Wife Emma Reportedly Wants Their Daughters to Have 'Positive Memories' of Their Dad

As Bruce Willis fights frontotemporal dementia, his wife Emma Heming Willis wants to focus on the good times.

A source told PEOPLE today that Emma “has the biggest support system,” which includes her and Willis’ daughters Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, as well as Willis’s ex-wife Demi Moore and their children, Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29. As far as Willis’s youngest daughters are concerned, Emma wants them to build “positive memories” of their dad.

“She is trying to make as many positive memories for them as she can,” the source told the outlet. “She wants them to remember Bruce as an amazing, fun dad. She wants them to have the best memories of him.”

The Willis/Moore family announced yesterday that the Sixth Sense star’s aphasia has advanced to frontotemporal dementia.

“Our family wanted to start by expressing our deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support and wonderful stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis,” the family wrote in a joint statement posted on Instagram on Thursday. “In the spirit of that, we wanted to give you an update about our beloved husband, father and friend since we now have a deeper understanding of what he is experiencing.”

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The statement went on, “Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”

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