'We're not the walking dead,' says Etobicoke man with dementia
“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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Article Written By: Tamara Shephard
Original Article Posted on: January 24, 2019
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