Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva has spoken about her husband, Olu Jacob’s health condition for the first time.
She indicated that the husband who doubles as an actor has dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and that has been what they’ve been fighting through.
Speaking in an interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the thespian stated that it’s a type of disease that affects the brain.
In her words, “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.
“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.
“We have gone through it over the past couple of years but we thank God.”
She added, “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