Dementia claimed my dad as I helplessly watched him

Elizabeth Mutunga, the chief executive officer of Alzheimer's and Dementia Organisation of Kenya, speaks about her family's experience with Alzheimer's at her home in Lang'ata on September 18, 2019. PHOTO | KANYIRI WAHITO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • I met a few families who had been affected by the condition and we formed a support group.
  • My dad suffered two strokes which left him completely immobilised. All we could do was to give him the love, care, and comfort he greatly needed.

As the world marks World Alzheimer's Month, Elizabeth Mutunga, 44, shares about her family's experience when her father was diagnosed with the disease.

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