by P.K. Beville
About the book: Anyone who thinks nursing homes are depressing places to visit hasn't been to Milly's Merry Roost - or any other elder care community for that matter! Nursing Homes are not only full of hilarious stories but they're also filled with the wonderful people who have lived them. Open the first page of Second Wind and start reading about the colorful characters who play out the story of a group of elderly people - and some younger folks - who have gotten a second wind. Neil Shulman is a medical doctor, was a medical director of a nursing home and author of many books including Doc Hollywood. He currently travels the country with his one-man comedy act based primarily on personal experience. P.K. Beville, a clinician specializing in geriatrics and founder of Second Wind Dreams® is a champion of eldercare. She travels the country making dreams come true and raising awareness about the needs of Alzheimer's care. The characters and stories in Second Wind are based on actual events. Second Wind Dreams, a nonprofit organization, makes dreams come true for elders in long term care and is the home of the award winning Virtual Dementia Tour®. Changing the perception of aging through dreams and innovative programming is what they are all about. Second Wind Dreams organizes and guides elder care communities to find out their residents' dreams and then utilize their local communities as resources to make dream fulfillment possible. From dinner at a local favorite restaurant to a visit with a long lost friend, each dream gives all involved a Second Wind.
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