Roswell, GA – March 21, 2018 – Second Wind Dreams®, an internationally known non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of life for elders, announced today they will offer their Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) at the Georgia 2018 Accessibility Conference. The educational conference will focus on the use of innovative technologies for library systems to provide accessible materials to those living with disabilities. The conference takes place March 26 – 28 at the Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele, GA. The VDT will be available for attendees to experience on March 27.
The VDT, Second Wind Dreams’ flagship program, which has been experienced by millions in 20 countries, is an innovative and scientifically proven training used to build a personal understanding of dementia. During the experiential path of the VDT, trained facilitators guide participants outfitted with patented devices that temporarily alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The VDT allows individuals to personally experience the physical and cognitive challenges facing those with dementia by “walking in their shoes.”
“A new case of dementia is diagnosed every 3 seconds making it one of the most important human rights crises of our time,” said Second Wind Dreams, CEO, P.K. Beville. “The number of people living with dementia is expected to increase to 75 million in the next ten years and there is still a lack of understanding when it comes to caring for those living with dementia. It is critical we drive better person-centered care and the VDT allows us to do just that.”
The VDT will give attendees a hands-on experience enabling them to use this technology and grow dementia-friendly library services world-wide.
Additional information on the Virtual Dementia Tour can be found on the Second Wind Dreams website here.
About Second Wind Dreams
Founded in 1997 by geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, M.S., Second Wind Dreams is an internationally known non-profit focused exclusively on enhancing the quality of life for elders and changing society’s perception of aging by making elder dreams come true and creating the patented educational program, The Virtual Dementia Tour®. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors that provides the guidance and support necessary for Second Wind Dreams to continue its mission and expand its impact. Financial support comes from individual contributions, memberships, eldercare industry associations, religious organizations, grants, corporate philanthropy, and revenue generated from the Virtual Dementia Tour.
For more information, visit www.secondwind.org