Living with Dementia

When you or someone you love is living with dementia, you need support, compassion and the knowledge of how to help so as to make every day the best possible. Let our skilled and compassionate team be your guide in this journey.

VHA's Specialized Dementia Care In The News

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VHA provides no cost access to personalized music via the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Music Project partnership. Music especially selected by (or for) the person with dementia is loaded onto a small audio player, given out and enjoyed!

Personalized music can help to improve cognition, as well as improve quality of life for both the person living with dementia and their caregivers. Research shows it can reduce depression, anxiety, agitation and aggression. By partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Toronto Music Project, VHA can link clients who might benefit directly to the program, and even deliver the completed device right at home.

He loves it; he is always driving us crazy when he is downstairs singing his favourite parts out loud. It makes him happy and puts a smile on his face. I know without it, he would be bored. VHA Music Care makes my life a little easier because I know he is happy!
– Client Spouse
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VHA has partnered with P.I.E.C.E.S ™ to bring specialized training to VHA supervisors and consultants who can bring their skillful support to situations when a person living with dementia expresses themselves through behaviours like hitting, verbal aggression, wandering, and avoiding personal care.