Premiere Episode – Inside Dementia
In this premiere episode learn more about dementia and the caregiving journey from experts PK Beville, Founder and Gwenyth Johnson, CEO of Second Wind Dreams. Second Wind Dreams®, an internationally-known nonprofit organization created to change the perception of aging through fulfilling elders’ dreams and offering educational programs to help caregivers understand the physical and mental challenges facing those with dementia. Established in 1997, Second Wind Dreams is the first organization to focus on granting dreams for elders living in long-term care in the United States.
PK Beville is recognized as a subject expert with the following publications: Assisted LivingToday, HomeCare magazine, McKnight’s Long Term Care, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Beville created the internationally-acclaimed Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). Experienced by three million people in 20 countries, the Virtual Dementia Tour® is a scientifically-proven training method designed to build sensitivity and awareness in individuals caring for those with dementia.
Beville holds a B.S. Degree in Psychology from Georgetown College, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and her PhD in gerontology.
Gwenyth Johnson MS. RDN. LDN is CEO for Second Wind Dreams. She brings more than ten years of experience with implementation of state-wide programming for older adults with the Georgia State Unit on Aging. She also has more than twenty years working with health and wellness of an aging population. This includes experience working in long term care facilities and with community service providers.