"The Spokes of Empathetic Person-Centered Care" featuring the NEW Inclusive Virtual Dementia Tour®

KENNESAW, Ga. - GeorgiaChron -- Healthcare professionals will assemble on August 28 at Kennesaw State University, College of Continuing & Professional Education, 3333 Busbee Drive, #3301, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 from 8:00AM-4:30PM to attend a critical 1-Day conference.  The conference, hosted by the internationally known non-profit, Second Wind Dreams, will focus on empathetic person-centered care practices featuring:

·         A chance to experience the next evolution in the Virtual Dementia Tour® - the Inclusive VDT®.  The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is a scientifically proven method of training designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those living with dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction. The IVDT provides a model of how to deliver person-centered dementia care.

·         Current efforts to improve person-centered care and what lies ahead for people living with dementia.

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·         VDT Research results from the Civil Money Penalty Georgia grant project.

·         Virtual Dementia Tour and Dreams program data.

·         Network opportunities with industry experts, advocates, service providers and care partners.

·         Panel presentations including Civil Money Penalty funded projects in Georgia and person-centered care approaches in diverse settings.

·         Expert speakers featuring key note by Second Wind Dreams Founder and Virtual Dementia Tour Creator, P.K. Beville.

·         Prime sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

Second Wind Dreams CEO, Gwenyth Johnson, states, "It is important that we expand our definition of person- centered care to include empathy.  By taking the time and energy to understand, to walk in the person's shoes we are able to provide care that is tailored and proactive to the person's needs and beliefs.  This is where we are headed and where senior care must go. Gatherings like this allow professionals and caregivers from diverse backgrounds to share ideas and best practices and move us toward our goal."

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For conference, exhibitor and sponsor information, visit https://www.secondwind.org/summer-conference.html.

The 1-day conference registration cost is $100 per attendee or $50 per student.  Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-spokes-of-empathetic-person-centered-care-tickets-64990872449 to register.


About Second Wind Dreams

Second Wind Dreams® is an internationally-known nonprofit organization changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of dreams and the offering of the patented Virtual Dementia Tour® to help caregivers understand the physical and cognitive 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 through the fulfillment of dreams. For more information, visit www.secondwind.org.

Katherine Boyet

Source: Second Wind Dreams
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