'We're not the walking dead,' says Etobicoke man with dementia

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“It was hell.”

Paul Lea, 66, became a prisoner of his downtown Toronto apartment for six years.

“Whenever I left, nothing looked familiar. I got scared. I had panic attacks,” the Etobicoke man said. “I didn’t go anywhere without someone with me.”

In 2009, Lea was diagnosed with vascular dementia, six months after having a massive stroke that doctors said should have killed him.

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Original Article Source Credits:   toronto , https://www.toronto.com/

Article Written By:  Tamara Shephard

Original Article Posted on:  January 24, 2019

Link to Original Article:  https://www.toronto.com/news-story/9132712--we-re-not-the-walking-dead-says-etobicoke-man-with-dementia/