My Husband Has Dementia,Veteran Actress Joke Silva has spoken publicly for the first time on her husband, actor Olu Jacobs’ health.
She revealed that Olu Jacobs has dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
She added that “it’s been going on for a couple of years” and this is the first time she’s saying it publicly.
She said: “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 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.”