Actress Joke Silva reveals husband Olu Jacobs is living with dementia

Veteran Nigerian actress Joke Silva has revealed that her husband, actor Olu Jacobs is living with dementia.

During an emotional interview with Chude Jideonwo, the delectable wife of the popular actor opened up on her husband’s health.

“He is dealing with issues and it has been going on for a couple of years. It is known as dementia with a Lewy body,” Joke said.

“First time I’m saying this publicly… that is what we have been dealing with, 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.”

Speaking further about the condition, she added that: “It (dementia) 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.”

“We have gone through it over the past couple of years but 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.”