VDT Conference 2016 Press Release

April 13, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           

 

 

International Non-Profit Announces 2016

Virtual Dementia Tour® Conference & Expo, “Taking Center Stage”

A-List Speakers, Elder’s Dream Reveal, and VDT Experience

 

ROSWELL, GA (April 13, 2016) –  Healthcare professionals from across the country will gather in Roswell to participate in the 2016 Virtual Dementia Tour Training, Consortium and Feature Day presented by Second Wind Dreams.  

 

“Until you have walked in the shoes of a person with dementia, it is impossible to provide good care” said P.K. Beville, president and founder of Second Wind Dreams® and creator of the Virtual Dementia Tour®. The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those living with dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction.

 

This conference will offer training to those interested in becoming Certified or Facilitator Trainers of the VDT® program for use in the workplace or home. To learn more about the 4-day facilitator training & consortium (Aprli 18-21, 2016) contact us at www.secondwind.org.

 

The public is invited to attend The Feature Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 8-4:30pm, and hear A-List speakers in the fields of dementia care : Donna Cutting, Karen Love, Dayne DuVall, Jason Zamer and P.K. Beville.  Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the Virtual Dementia Tour and witness a 92 year old’s dream come true.  Reception to immediately follow from 4:30-6:30pm including Exhibitors, Partners and Sponsors.  This event is approved for 6 NAB CEU’s.  Register by contacting Second Wind Dreams at 678-624-0500.

 

“Until there is a cure for the burgeoning epidemic of dementia, it is essential to become sensitized to the disease,” said Beville. “The VDT helps move all of us from fear to action.”

 

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About Second Wind Dreams

 

Second Wind Dreams® is an international, nonprofit organization committed to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and educational programs that help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with Dementia.  Founded in 1997 by award-winning geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, M.S., the Atlanta-based organization is recognized as the first in the nation to focus on enhancing the quality of life for elders and changing society’s perception of seniors by making dreams come true.  Affiliated with more than 1,000 elder care communities in the United States and Canada, Second Wind Dreams® has made thousands of dreams come true for seniors living in the United States,UK, Canada,Israel and other countries around the world. Experienced by over 2 million people wordwide, its innovative educational program, known as the Virtual Dementia Tour®, is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those living with Dementia. For more information about Second Wind Dreams® visit www.secondwind.org, Facebook and Twitter

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