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Spotlight on Africa

Spreading the word of dementia amongst Nigeria's growing elderly population

Audio 23:43
Statue at the entrance of the Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre, Ibadan Nigeria
Statue at the entrance of the Chief Tony Anenih Geriatric Centre, Ibadan Nigeria Rfi / Anne-Marie Bissada

With one of the largest populations in Africa, Nigeria has nearly 200 million people. And with that is a rise in the number of elderly people, but many are unprepared with seeing loved ones suffer from the problems of dementia. But with traditions still very intact, often those suffering from the effects of dementia are feared to be witches, wizards or possessed by a supernatural spirit.In this edition of Spotlight on Africa, hear about one woman's campaign to spread the word of dementia and to ensure that those suffering from the brain disease are getting the help they need.You can read more about it here

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