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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Thank you so much for the loving care and compassion you showed to our mother and to us during her stay and death. We know, she was not the most compliant person, buy you showed her the same loving care no matter what. We were blessed to have her in your care. You are truly all angels. Thank you again!
I want to take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful care you gave my dad the last 5 1/2 months of his life. If he couldn’t be at home with my mother, you were the next closest thing.
Thanks to the staff for your ongoing care of my Dad. Your patience, kindness and caring for Dad help my Mom and I rest easy knowing he is in good hands at all times. Thanks for everything you do for him!
Every time my family visits each week for their porch visit mom looks FABULOUS! You and your whole organization really understand what to do with the residents and I have seen an amazing change. You are a blessing to our family.
Thank you also for the very touching and beautiful memorial service and luncheon honoring Mom and Dad. It meant a lot to us to have all of you share your remembrances of them.
Marianne & family
We greatly appreciate all that you have done for my Dad and for us. Your compassion, dedication, and gentle ways were a tremendous help. No one ever said to us, “It will be okay,” instead you said “We’ll help you.”
Alzheimer’s and dementia are formidable foes and they strip the individuals stricken of all of their dignity, yet you and your staff work diligently to reinstate the dignity and you do it quite successfully.
This is to thank you and all the Kemper staff who organized the memorial service last Friday. The content was perfectly appropriate and many of the participants expressed compliments to the kitchen staff for the great luncheon.