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Second Wind Dreams Hosts Annual Virtual Dementia Tour® Training Consortium
MARIETTA, Ga. (Monday, March 2, 2015)—From Wednesday, February 25, to Friday, February 27, Second Wind Dreams® hosted more than 40 geriatric specialists and Virtual Dementia Tour® enthusiasts during its annual Virtual Dementia Tour Training Consortium. The training took place at the Holiday Inn, 909 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076, during the organization’s annual facilitator training.
Here some were trained as Facilitators and others as official Certified Trainers. The 3-day training concluded with multiple speakers including P.K. Beville, founder of Second Wind Dreams and creator of the Virtual Dementia Tour; Anne Lorio of Georgia State University; Beth Cayce, CaraVita Home Care Founder and CEO; Stuart Zola, Ph.D. of Atlanta VA Medical Center and W. Bradley Fain, Ph.D. of Georgia Tech Research Institute.
The Virtual Dementia Tour 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 with props and circumstances, which simulate changes associated with the physical and cognitive impairments of aging.
Second Wind Dreams is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1997. This organization is changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs including its flagship program, The Virtual Dementia Tour®. The Atlanta-based organization has fulfilled more than 10,000 dreams with help from its sponsors: Senior Helpers, Caesars Foundation, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and UK-based Training 2 Care. For more information go to www.secondwind.org.
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