Global Upfront Newspapers
Cover Health Life News

Olu Jacobs, my husband, battling ‘Dementia with Lewy bodies,’ veteran actress Joke Silva opens up

Veteran actress, Joke Silva has opened up concerning the health condition of her husband and fellow actor, Olu Jacobs.

The actor has been off the movie screens but was seen publicly recently at Africa International Film Festival Awards (AFRIFF) in Lagos, looking frail.

The actress, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, revealed that her husband has been battling with Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) for a couple of years.

“He is dealing with issues and it has 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 so you don’t see the shaking. It affects the person,” she said.

She added that “It is the first time I said that publicly. I knew the time will come that it has to be known.”

The veteran actress also spoke concerning the effect of her husband’s health condition on herself and family members.

“It’s been hard on him because he doesn’t understand what is going on and also on family members as well. We have gone through it over the past couple of years and we thank God.

“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 worked together,” she added.

The veteran actor won a lifetime achievement award at the Africa International Film Festival Awards held recently in Lagos.

After sharing a picture of himself with his award on his Instagram page, many of his fans congratulated him and also expressed concern about his frail look.

Advertize With Us

See Also

Strengthen Presence In Nigeria, Federal Government Charge Streaming Companies

Global Upfront

The Supreme Court Is Damaging America’s International Standing

Global Upfront

WHO fear ‘silent’ virus epidemic unless Africa prioritises testing

Global Upfront

“Am being probed through illegal procedure,” Magu cries out

Global Upfront

U.S. Drone Strike Kills Leader Of Islamic State In Syria

Global Upfront

African Network of Constitutional Lawyers Congratulate New UNILORIN Vice Chancellor, Professor Egbewole, Pledge Collaboration

Global Upfront

Don’t join any new EndSARS protest, Islamic body tells Muslims

Global Upfront

Atiku’s Aide Insists Tinubu Met With PDP’s G-5 Governors In London

Global Upfront

Peter Obi: Soludo’s Outburst Driven By Hatred, Wickedness, Selfish Interest, Says Labour Party

Global Upfront

Nigeria: 130 Commissioners of Police, ACPs, Others “Standing Trial” For Alleged Misconduct

Global Upfront

This website uses Cookies to improve User experience. We assume this is OK...If not, please opt-out! Accept Read More