The Crossings at Riverview Is Bringing the Virtual Dementia Tour® to 8451 US Highway 301 S. Riverview Fl, 33578 to Increase the Understanding of, and Sensitivity to Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease.
The patented and scientifically proven experiential program from Second Wind Dreams® has been experienced by more than three million people in 20 countries.
Riverview, Fl October, 24 2019 – Anyone interested in gaining a greater understanding of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias on those living with the disease is invited to participate in a sensitivity training session offered by Greystone Home Health 139 S. Pebble Beach Blvd. Ste 100 Sun City Center, Fl 33573
The session will feature the internationally known and time-tested Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT), an evidence-based program simulating changes associated with cognitive decline. The VDT builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia by temporarily altering participants’ physical and sensory abilities. It builds a greater understanding of dementia through experiential learning and post-tour instruction.
The public is invited to attend this event on October 24,2019 between 1 pm – 5 pm Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling The Crossing’s at Riverview at 813-671-0222 or by visiting the Second Wind Dreams website at https://www.secondwind.org/virtual-dementia-tour/virtual-dementia-tour-events/. The tour will last approximately 30 minutes and is being held at 8451 US Highway 301 S. Riverview Fl, 33578
The Virtual Dementia Tour helps people caring for those with dementia provide better care and offers hope to caregivers and provides tips and tools necessary to create an environment that supports the needs of those with the disease.
More than three million people from elder care communities, corporations, houses of worship, community groups, and nonprofit organizations — including caregivers, first responders, healthcare providers, and municipal employees — have experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour.
“So many of them have found the experience to be eye-opening, moving, and life-changing,” stated PK Beville, M.S., the creator of the Virtual Dementia Tour, and founder of Second Wind Dreams. “We’re proud to be part of the movement toward providing true person-centered care to some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The insight provided by the VDT changes the way caregivers interact and relate to those living with dementia… and the bottom line is better care and better outcomes.”
About Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams® is an international, nonprofit organization changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and by offering educational programs that help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia. Founded in 1997 by award-winning geriatric specialist PK. 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 thousands of elder care communities across the country, Second Wind Dreams has made tens of thousands of dreams come true for older adults. Its innovative educational program, the Virtual Dementia Tour, is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia. For more information on Second Wind Dreams or the Virtual Dementia Tour, please contact Melora Jackson, Virtual Dementia Tour Clinical Manager, 470-242-0359.
10892 Crabapple Rd., Suite 300,
Roswell, GA 30075
About The Crossings at Riverview:
The Crossings at Riverview is the area’s premier senior living community. We are located on the Alafia River on twelve beautiful acres, which include fountains, a courtyard, and views along the riverfront. Our talented team seeks to provide all residents and their family members with peace of mind, both now and in the future. We are committed to cultivating a calm, welcoming, and vibrant community. Our hope is that by providing residents with a home-like environment, we will help them feel secure, safe, and welcomed like members of the family!
8451 US Highway 301
S. Riverview Fl, 33578