My Dementia Won’t Hold Me Back

When Paul Lea was in his late 50s he had a massive stroke affecting 25% of his brain. He pretty much gave up on life when he was diagnosed with vascular dementia. With help from his daughter and sheer determination Paul retrained his brain and developed coping skills that helped him with daily tasks. 


Paul says the best decision he made for his health is advocating for people with dementia, first with the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada.  


Paul is now making a difference as part of the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health campaign – Not Today. The campaign showcases CAMH’s world class research by connecting it to real stories of people living with mental illness and addiction. For more information and to read Paul’s story.