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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Music care

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 Carers. 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.

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PIECES

VHA has partnered with P.I.E.C.E.STM 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. Learn more here.

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