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Homestead Hospice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quality care for those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias begins with family members and professional caregivers who are sensitive, patient and kind. But how can people be empathic when they have never experienced firsthand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia? Now there is a way.

 

The Virtual Dementia Tour® — a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction —is Your Window Into Their World.

 

Created by P.K. Beville, M.S., an award-winning geriatric specialist and founder of Second Wind Dreams®, each edition of the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) sensitivity training program comes with detailed instructions and patented devices that enable participants to gain a greater understanding of dementia and shift their thinking from fear to action.

 

  • The Virtual Dementia Tour® meets and exceeds the federal mandate requiring every healthcare entity providing care to those with memory impairments such as dementia to have additional, ongoing training in dementia care.
  • The VDT meets and exceeds guidelines set by the latest White House Conference on Aging to increase dementia training in the general public.
  • The VDT has been experienced by more than 500,000 people in 14 countries and is available in seven languages.

 

Proceeds from the sale of Virtual Dementia Tour® editions support the work of Second Wind Dreams, the international nonprofit committed to changing society's perception of aging.

 

Second Wind Dreams® was formed in 1997. The mission of Second Wind Dreams® (SWD) is simple: through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of innovative educational opportunities to caregivers and communities, SWD seeks to change the perception and experience of aging, empowering elders to age with dignity, hope and joy.

 

 

 

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