November 20, (THEWILL) – Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has opened up on the health condition of her husband and fellow actor, Olu Jacobs, who is now frail looking and has been off the movie scene for a few years now.
Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Silva stated that Olu is battling dementia.
“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 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 also stated that she misses the old him, Joke Silva said “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!”