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 at VHA Home HealthCare be your guide in this journey.
To ensure that our staff can help with all of our client needs, 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.
At VHA, there are several programs our clients have access to when receiving dementia care. These programs include:
VHA provides no cost access to personalized music via the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Music Project partnership through our VHA Music Care program. 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.