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Joke Silva Reveals Olu Jacobs is Battling Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Joke Silva has revealed that her husband, Olu Jacobs is battling Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

The veteran Nollywood actress made the disclosure on a new episode of talk show, With Chude.

While sitting with show host, Chude Jidenowo, Joke Silva revelaed that her actor husband was diagnosed some years ago and has been battling the disease. She noted that the interview with Chide was the first time she would make the news public.

Recall that over the last few years, there have rumours of death and failing health trailing Nollywood veteran, Olu Jacobs. He however made a rare public appearance during the just concluded 10th anniversary of AFRIFF where he was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) also known as Lewy body dementia, is one of the most common types of dementia. Dementia is the name for problems with mental abilities caused by gradual changes and damage in the brain. It’s rare in people under 65. It tends to develop slowly and get gradually worse over several years.

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