Joshua Springs Senior Living Is Bringing the Virtual Dementia Tour® to Bullhead City to Increase the
July 12, 2017
Joshua Springs Senior Living Is Bringing the Virtual Dementia Tour® to Bullhead City to Increase the Understanding of,
and Sensitivity to, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
The patented and scientifically proven experiential program from Second Wind Dreams® has been experienced by more than two million people in 17 countries
Bullhead City, AZ – July 12th, 2017 – 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 Joshua Springs Senior Living at 2995 Desert Sky Boulevard in Bullhead City.
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 Saturday, August 12th from 9 am – 2 pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling Joshua Springs at 928-763-1212 or by visiting the Second Wind Dreams website at http://www.secondwind.org/virtual-dementia-tour/virtual-dementia-tour-events/. The tour will last approximately 30 minutes and is being held at 2995 Desert Sky Boulevard in Bullhead City.
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 two 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 seniors living in the United States, Canada, India, Israel, the UK, and other countries around the world. 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 Jim Fox, Virtual Dementia Tour Program Coordinator, at 678-624-0500 x409 or:firstname.lastname@example.org.
11115 Houze Road, Suite 150, Roswell, GA 30076
About Joshua Springs Senior Living
Joshua Springs Senior Living is a three-story senior housing community consisting of 74 assisted-living apartments as well as 30 memory-care rooms within a 96,000 square-foot building. Joshua Springs Senior Living is purposefully designed to cater to active seniors, those needing assistance with activities of daily living, and those with dementia or other memory loss. Joshua Springs Senior Living provides residents with a beautiful home-like environment and personal-care services as needed. We honor the uniqueness of individuals and, as such, have incorporated as many options as possible into our programs. For more information regarding Joshua Springs Senior Living community or their services, please contact Kim Cool, Community Relations Director at 928-763-1212 or by emailing CRD@JoshuaSpringsSeniorLiving.com.
2995 Desert Sky Boulevard, Bullhead City, AZ 86442