Changing the Perception of Aging
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Making a Difference with Dreams
More than 10,000 dreams have been fulfilled nationwide since Second Wind Dream’s founding in 1997. Join us in our mission.
Join the ranks of the more than one million people in 17 countries who have experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour.
Second Wind Dreams is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of educational programs including its flagship, sensitivity training, the Virtual Dementia Tour®.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) is a scientifically proven method that builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia by temporarily altering participants’ physical and sensory abilities. This evidenced-based program simulates changes associated with cognitive decline. Geriatric specialist, P.K. Beville authored and invented the VDT as her post-graduate work. This patented program offers hope by providing practical ways to create an environment that supports the disease and increases understanding. More than one million people in 17 different countries have experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour.
The Virtual Dementia Tour is available in different formats to cater to every walk of life and provide ways to identify and better understand the behaviors and needs of those living with dementia. Proceeds of the VDT helps to fund elders’ dreams through the Dreams Program of Second Wind Dreams.
The VDT® Comprehensive Program includes:
For all international orders, please contact Second Wind Dreams directly.
The VDT is a unique, interactive program proven to improve communication and care. This easy to follow experiential training is designed for care giving facilities and community organizations to help identify with and understand patients' behaviors and needs. This Comprehensive Program has been used for new employees, hospitals, colleges and universities, and other caregivers. Upon the completion of VDT training, caregivers were able to identify with and better understand the behaviors and needs of those in their care.
When dementia strikes, it strikes the whole community, not just the individual. In addition to caregivers and staff, appropriate participants include:
Second Wind Dreams is committed to restoring faith and respect in our elders by engaging them, helping them achieve their dreams, and giving them a sense of self-worth. The dreams fulfilled by your donations range from the simple to the sublime - from having a Skype call with a daughter, to meeting the President. Help make a dream come true today.
Second Wind Dreams is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donations are tax-deductible. Please help fulfill a dream here.
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Join Second Wind Dreams and our award-winning Dreams Program as we shed light on the positive aspects of aging. And remember, you’re never too old to dream!
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Donations of time, talents, resources and monetary value are greatly appreciated in support of making dreams come true. There are so many ways to help!Dream Gallery »
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Second Wind Dreams. We are excited to hear from people with a heart to help. To be added to our volunteer list and receive updates, please contact: mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join more than 500 Second Wind Dreams members as we change the perception of aging through dream fulfillment for those living in eldercare communities nationwide. The Second Wind Dreams program is an opportunity to expose society to the truth that age does not erase hopes and dreams. We believe dreams can satisfy the most basic and pure part of us as humans, and would be honored to have you join our mission!
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At Second Wind Dreams, we are committed to ensuring our corporate partners are given the opportunity to have a significant role in their local communities, thereby becoming active participants in our global mission. Our programs give organizationsa unique and exciting way to engage its employees through community action and effect real change for an underserved, marginalized group of people. We do this by making dreams come true for our elders and creating more sensitive care for those with dementia.
Joining Second Wind Dreams mission will position your organization with nearly 45 million family members, friends and caregivers in the US alone who work diligently to serve this precious resource. We are confident that our programs will give your organization the opportunity to demonstrate its moral fortitude in a society where capitalism prevails.Become A Sponsor »
“My mom struggled with dementia for 12 years, but it wasn’t until I spent 8 minutes inside the Virtual Dementia Tour that I truly understood what her world was like.”
–Leeza Gibbons, Leeza's Care Connection
The Virtual Dementia Tour accurately simulates what it is like to live with dementia and common physical impairments that come with age. Watch this video to witness the profound effects.
Call us today: 678-624-0500 to learn more about the Family Edition of the Virtual Dementia Tour.
Facilitator and Certified Training programs are important for the professional use of the VDT.
The Comprehensive Program is for eldercare communities, healthcare professionals and educators.