23 Sep Experience, Understand a Different Reality: Take the Virtual Dementia Tour®
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically proven method of training that is designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals who care for those with dementia. The VDT®, currently used in eldercare communities throughout the world, was invented and designed by P. K. Beville, M.S., Founder of Second Wind Dreams®
Virtual Dementia Tour®
The VDT® combines scholarly resources with a patented simulation method that enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges that those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease face every day. More than 2 million people in 17 countries have experienced the VDT® which is now available in seven languages.
Tim Knight, Executive Director of Training and Organizational Development and Certified Dementia Practitioner at Park Springs, is a certified Virtual Dementia Tour Guide.
“At Park Springs, we will be using the Virtual Dementia Tour® as part of our staff training,” notes Tim Knight. “In addition, we will offer our Members the opportunity to experience the tour and so promote a better understanding of dementia. People can experience for themselves how their loved ones are affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s.”
To learn more about living at Park Springs by Isakson Living, or to schedule a personal tour of Park Springs, please contact one of Park Springs’ Health Services Residency Counselors at 678-684-3800 or visit www.parksprings.com.
About P.K. Beville
P.K. Beville is the founder of Second Wind Dreams®, an international nonprofit organization based in Roswell, Georgia. A geriatric specialist and national speaker, Beville began working with elders in 1983. She has designed and implemented mental health services programs, which are currently used in more than 800 nursing homes throughout the US.
About Park Springs
Park Springs, owned and operated by Isakson Living, is a 61-acre campus style Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) surrounded by Stone Mountain Park. Park Springs is a vibrant community of active adults 62 and above who live in spacious Independent Living houses, cottages, and villas. Our continuum of care offers our Members a higher level of care including Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Respite Care.
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