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The Virtual Dementia Tour® Your Window Into Their World

We use our physical and sensory abilities to maneuver through our environment, make good decisions, and complete tasks.  Because cognitive decline and dementia greatly impact these abilities, it is imperative that anyone who supports someone with cognitive deficits understands what that world feels like when those abilities are changing.  We have a way for you to build that awareness; it is called the Virtual Dementia Tour.

The Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®) is a scientifically proven method that builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia by temporarily altering participants’ physical and sensory abilities. This evidence-based program simulates changes associated with cognitive decline. Geriatric specialist P.K. Beville authored and created the VDT as her post-graduate work. This patented program offers hope by providing practical ways to create an environment that supports the disease and increases understanding. Second Wind Dreams has provided this patented experience to numerous organizations including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Google, Facebook, Wellstar, Johnson & Johnson, WebMD, and Caesars Entertainment.

As the Vice President of Learning and Support for the past 16 years, I believe it is the best 20 minutes you will ever spend to understand what it may feel like to have a cognitive deficit.  We have all of our staff complete the tour.  We have taken the tour to our local fire and police departments.  We are now offering it to all of our family members, and other community supports.

We will be offering the tour at Kemper House Strongsville on 7/12/22 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and at Kemper House Highland Heights on 7/19/22 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Please call to reserve a time slot! If you would like to reserve a time slot at Kemper House Strongsville, please call the front desk at 440/846-1100. If you would like to reserve a time slot at Kemper House Highland Heights, please call 440/461-0600 and ask for Shawn Pekar.

I promise you, this will be life-changing.  Do not be afraid, it is a safe educational experience.

See you there!

Cheryl Freed, LSW, CDP, CADDCT, CMCDP, VDT-CT

Vice President of Learning and Support, Dementia Family Coach

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