Allegro to Help Public Understand Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
Elizabethtown, KY – Consumers interested in gaining a greater understanding of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are invited to participate in a sensitivity training session offered by Allegro in Elizabethtown Kentucky. The session will feature the internationally known Virtual Dementia Tour®, a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction.
The public is invited to attend this event that will be held on April 14th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at: Allegro 108 Diecks Drive Elizabethtown, KY 42701. Reservations are suggested and can be made by contacting Carol Sue Galloway at 270-765-4414.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is an immersion experience simulation of dementia created to teach people about the physical and mental challenges facing those living with dementia. The VDT® both helps people caring for those with dementia provide better care and offers hope to caregivers, providing tips and tools necessary to create an environment that supports the needs of those with the disease.
Over 500,000 people from elder care communities, corporations, caregivers, first responders, healthcare providers, municipal employees and nonprofit organizations in 14 countries have experienced the Virtual Dementia Tour®. Of those, 94 percent said they felt it was crucial and necessary to undergo the training in order to provide good care to those with dementia.
The Virtual Dementia Tour® was created by award-winning geriatric specialist PK. Beville, M.S., founder and CEO of Second Wind Dreams®, an organization changing society’s perception of aging through the granting of dreams for elders. Proceeds from the sale of VDT products are used to support dreams programs around the world.
About Second Wind Dreams
Second Wind Dreams® (SWD) 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 more than 500 elder care communities across the country, Second Wind Dreams® has made thousands of dreams come true for seniors living in the United States, Canada, India, Israel and other countries around the world. Its innovative educational programs, known as the Virtual Dementia Tour®, is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with Dementia.