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Virtual Dementia Tour

Ted Gillespie is a Certified VDT Facilitator

The Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) is a scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K.Beville, M.S. geriatric specialist and the founder of Second Wind Dreams. During the Virtual Tour experience, trained facilitators guide participants through common every day tasks and exercises while outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses.The Tour enables caregivers to experience for themselves the physical and cognitive challenges those with dementia face. Proceeds from the Virtual Dementia Tours are used to fulfill Second Wind Dreams, mission to make dreams come true for our elders who live in long term care.

The VDT Comprehensive Program is designed for professional training in a clinical or educational setting and for use with the local community to educate and sensitize caregivers and anyone who interacts with seniors to help change the way we care for those living with dementia.

The video below from ABC news will give you what a VDT experience looks like.

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Some Current Clients:

Gatesworth, Ladue, MO

Cedarhurst, Locations

Brookdale, Ballwin, MO

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Interested in making a difference? I am looking for Volunteers (Guides) that would be interested in assisting me giving VDT trainings to various Nursing Homes, Hospitals and Assisted Livings in the Greater St Louis area. This is an incredible experience for anyone that has the passion to change the way we care for those living with dementia.



  • At Least 18 years old

  • Commitment of at least 8 hours on the tour days.

  • Commitment of at least 2 tours per month 

  • Train time of 2 hours

  • Good observer and listener


Some of the statements made after the VDT include..
  • "We take too much for granted"

  • "Humbling"

  • "I will take more time with my residents"

  • "I will try harder"

  • "WHOA!"

  • "At least I knew it would be over soon and I could go back to normal, my mother has to live with this every day!"

  • "Out of control"

  • "I don't know how they do it"

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If you are interested in learning more about the FREE VDT coming to your

community call Ted at 636-577-0273 or book right here online.

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