The Story of Chief Petrus & 2014 in Review (Final) He was on the brink of receiving a government loan to start-up a massive workshop in Okahandja when a mysterious disease took hold of him. Since then Namibia’s state doctors has been keeping him on a strict diet of Hadol without ever referring him to … Continue reading The Story of Chief Petrus (6)
It was no surprise to find that since 2005, Chief Petrus has been on Hadol (Haloperidol). This is the most common drug that the doctors throughout Namibia prescribe to any patient that has the slightest brain dysfunction. To me, this means that Chief Petrus has been chained in chemical chains for nine years! Nine years in which his quality of life has been stolen while people get rich from selling these horrible drugs. Let me explain myself.
2014: The Year in Review (4) 2014 was also a year of new beginnings and new projects. Like the first dementia friendly shop in Henties Bay. In 2014 we also started with intense research on dementia in Africa. There was the research trip to the Zambezi district with Susanne. On this trip a very important … Continue reading 2014: The Year in Review (4)
He asked: “Is there dementia in Africa?” I laughed as I responded: “Well, in Africa, like all over the world, people have brains. And if you have a brain, you can get brain diseases.”
There was also the debate with three witch doctors from Angola that must have been quite an experience for the German sociologists present. Especially when I confronted the witch doctors and told them that they were mere conmen using the superstitions of Africans to collect goats, chickens etc. for their own profit.
2014: The Year in Review As we started 2015 in fifth gear, it is important for Alzheimer’s Dementia Namibia to look back at 2014 and recognise our achievements and our highlights as well as the pitfalls to learn and look forward to another year of endless surprises and achievements. What we remember: We remember a … Continue reading 2014 : The Year In Review (1)