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)
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.