The witchcraft myths haunting Africa's dementia patients

Africans living with dementia are often accused of witchcraft, with potentially devastating consequences.

Symptoms such as forgetfulness and changes in behaviour are “seen as evidence of evil“, said The Guardian. People accused have been “set on fire, stoned, beaten to death and buried alive”. It’s often “disadvantaged and marginalised people” who are targeted – “and mostly women”.

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