A family member is called a wizard? He/she is suddenly confused about time and place, changes in personality or mood, has poor judgement and difficulties by speaking and writing? He/she has memory loss and finds it difficult to complete tasks he/she regularly does? Etc.
An estimated 2.13 million people were living with dementia in sub-Saharan Africa in 2015, with numbers projected to nearly double every 20 years, increasing to 3.48 million by 2030 and 7.62 million by 2050. Over 367,000 new cases of dementia arise in a year in sub-Saharan Africa (Alzheimer’s disease International; Dementia in sub-Saharan Africa).
Dementia is still a taboo…
We aimed to understand stigma-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours around dementia and to understand how stigma affects people living with dementia.
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