Zambia – Watch out for dementia
A recent study shows that Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia are increasing in Africa at the same rate as the ageing population. People with dementia behave strangely and lose their memory. In Zambia, this neurological condition has long been associated with witchcraft. An organisation called Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia in Zambia has been working to raise awareness, hoping to draw the attention of the authorities to the condition and avoid stigmatisation of the patients.