Thank you very much.
You had a good line of questioning from my honourable colleagues. One of the things that I thought was interesting, which the previous speaker talked about, was lifelong care for the veterans and how that's what we're trying to achieve. We're trying to get to that point.
Mr. Westwood, this has been a very interesting topic this afternoon. You're bringing up the idea of this lifelong care and the fact that we have to do some trauma repair. I want to tell you about a case from St. John's, Newfoundland that I was dealing with. His name was Joe Hawco. He was a peacekeeper and, during his tour of duty, he had a number of peacekeepers die in his arms. He was in a fight and, unfortunately, there was loss of life.
The man went through his life. He had some issues, but he did make it through his life. When he turned about 70, the family started to notice a change. It was noticed that he was having more dementia, if I can say that, and eventually they thought it was Alzheimer's. So because modern-day veterans do not have access to pavilions, he ended up in a mental hospital in St. John's. He couldn't be held in an Alzheimer's unit because he regressed to when he was in the military serving as a peacekeeper, and he could actually pick the locks of the Alzheimer's unit.
I have two questions here. First of all, could you could talk about some of this trauma? When you've been tracking the success over the 14 years, are you finding that those later in life are not having as many challenges? Would it have any effect on the possible later onset of dementia? Two, could you answer that question of whether you're seeing any relationship?
The second question is about the veterans pavilions. Right now, we're housing modern-day veterans who are now growing older. As I said, Mr. Hawco was in his seventies when he passed. He died in the mental hospital, actually. I wonder if you could address where you think the best care is. Do you think there is some other mechanism or means to treat people in later stages of life who don't have access to the veterans pavilions? I'm concerned about that, because they are regressing to when they were soldiers.
I'll leave you with those two questions, if you could answer them, please.