Nollywood actress Joke Silva has for the first time spoken publicly about the health condition of her husband and veteran actor Olu Jacob
During an interview with Chude Jidonwo, Joke Silva disclosed that Olu Jacobs has dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). According to her, her husband has been having dementia for a couple of years but was not disclosed publicly.
“It’s been going on for a couple of years and it’s the first time she’s saying it publicly. He is dealing with issues and it is been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with Lewy body”.
“It is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and it is almost like a Parkinson’s type of disease, it affects the brain and affects the person.
She added: “First time I’m saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing…but the thing is, it is hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and it is hard on us family members as well.
She continued: “We have gone through some times and situations recently that I wish I had the old you here so I don’t battle these times on my own but we are grateful for the moment of clarity. I miss the times we work together.”