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Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT)

Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 2 hours and 35 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • 100% online or add a skill session with a certified instructor
£9.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Welcome to the Virtual Dementia Tour®

ProTrainings partnering with Training2Care under licence with Second Wind Dreams to offer the Virtual Dementia Tour®.

Caring for another human being requires a special kind of person - someone who is empathetic, patient and kind. But how can a person who cares for the elderly be empathetic when they have never experienced old age in its fragile state? We make decisions for and about our elders as though we know what they are coping with. Lessening the chasm between us and our elderly gives us a greater chance of meeting their needs.

Learning to create a positive environment for those with Dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. The Virtual Dementia Tour® experience is a unique, interactive training experience that is proven to improve communication and care. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in Geriatrics, this valuable Dementia awareness training experience is designed to give individuals and organisations the ability to help identify with and understand people with Dementia's behaviors and needs.

   

This amazing training is ideal for anyone who comes into direct or indirect contact with this condition and include new employees, hospitals, Nursing homes, residential Homes, universities, law enforcement, churches, doctors, individuals working in the public sector, department of transportation, and anyone caring for a loved one in their home.

After experiencing the Virtual Dementia Tour® training, caregivers will be able to identify with and better understand the behaviors and needs of those in their care. T2C working in Partnership with Second Wind Dreams® are proud to bring this amazing training that has been experienced by nearly 1,000,000 people worldwide, now the UK.  Free when you take the Virtual Dementia Tour® is access to downloads, Dementia manual, 50 Plus First Aid student manual, discounts off our video online training including Dementia Awareness and the VDT video library.

Before you buy the online part, contact us to book the practical part locally or to discuss how we can arrange a demonstration to your care home or organisation.

The Virtual Dementia Tour .....

  • Has been experienced by close to 1,000,000 people and is in 17 countries.
  • We deliver the Virtual Dementia Tour to care homes, NHS and families across the UK
  • Has been demonstrated to many of the nation’s top business and policy leaders including representatives of Facebook, Google, the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, members of Parliament and attendees of The Innovation Summit at Harvard.
  • Meets and exceeds guidelines set by the latest White House Conference on Aging to increase dementia training in the general public.
  • Meets and exceeds the federal mandate requiring every healthcare entity providing care to those with memory impairments such as dementia to have additional, ongoing training in dementia care.
  • Is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Learning Objectives:
a. Provide participants with an experiential simulation to help understand what dementia may be like.

b. Caregivers will develop a greater understanding of the challenges faced daily by dementia patients resulting in better care.

c. Participants will learn how behaviour problems in Dementia can be viewed as coping strategies thereby changing how we work with them.

virtual dementia tour Virtual Dementia Tour mobile unit

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Medical students
  • Home helper
  • In home carers
  • Familes

This course comes with 3.0 hours of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 35 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • Introduction to the Virtual Dementia Tour
  • VDT in Different Sectors
    • VDT and Families
    • VDT and Other Industries
    • VDT and the Care Industry
    • VDT and your Business
  • About Dementia
    • What is dementia
    • Classifications of dementia
    • Alzheimer's disease
    • Vascular Dementia
    • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
    • Fronto temporal dementia FLD
  • Caring for Dementia Patients
    • Things that can help people with dementia
    • Things that can help the carer
    • I.D tags and bracelets 
  • Discussing Dementia
    • Adapting the Environment
    • Communication and Dementia
    • Dementia and Infection Control on the Home
    • Dementia through the seasons
    • Dignity and Respect
    • The Memory Box
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Age UK Website with information on Dementia
  • Alzheimer's Society website
  • AT Dementia website
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • Dementia Action Alliance
  • Dementia Friends information website
  • Dementia UK website
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to se the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • LifePoint AED Leaflet - Full feature for just £795 plus VAT
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • NHS website on Dementia
  • Sign up for free Student First Aid - use code SCH-376-61-571
  • The Dementia Action Alliance Website
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
  • What is Dementia? Fact Sheet from www.alzheimers.org.uk

What People are Saying

“I found the sessions extremely useful and informative online part and I am looking forward to taking part in the actual VDT.”

- Deborah, Deputy Manager from Wiltshire

“Brilliant!”

- chris, Unemployed from buckinghamshire