On the 10th September was another small 'step' for women but a huge leap for people living with dementia in Africa when Susanne Spittle from Berlin did a presentation on Dementia in Africa titled: "I lost my mind - am I a witch?' In this way, Ndjinaa was remembered when delegates from all over the … Continue reading Remember Me: Ndjinaa
Yesterday’s coffee science: It’s good for the brain. Today: Not so fast…* The Washington Post - by Ariana Eunjung Cha There's been a ton of news recently about how awesome coffee can be for many aspects of your health -- heart disease, longevity, depression, Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's. The scientific data has been so strong that the nation's top … Continue reading Science: Coffee science
Alzheimer's Dementia Namibia wants to publish the below letter for a number of reasons. No 1 - We need to get the message out there. No 2 - The struggle is so similar that it hurts. And that is enough reason for us to help Rosetti Care in Nigeria. Please take time to read the … Continue reading Attempts at creating a National dementia strategy for Nigeria
You heard me, You heard my silent cry for help. You came looking for me And then you came to save a crazy old woman in chains And showed the world An ordinary Ovahimba woman Caught in her own silence,
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)
I do hope to gather more information on all of the above in the Kavango Region as well, as in Namibia, the Kavango and Ovahimba Regions are considered the most powerful bewitching areas.
A girl of about twelve arrived with her grandmother who told me that her grandmother talked incoherently, could not remember things and could not look after herself. The girl said her grandmother was bewitched.
When we visited her in her little mud house, she told us that she was diagnosed with HIV AIDS, thus another HIV AIDS related dementia. She said her family isolated her because she was poor, but it was clear that it was because they thought she was bewitched.
When we found him, he told us that he was three years old. He also continued to clap his hands like they would do to show respect to an elderly. We later found out, that years ago, he was diagnosed with HIV AIDS.