Founder, CEO Emeritus

P.K. Beville

P.K. Beville founded 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.

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 and the VDT have been featured on ABC News “Primetime” and Fox News Network, “The Doctors.”  Beville donated the VDT to Second Wind Dreams to continue to fund the organization’s award-winning Dreams Program. Thousands of dreams have come true, thanks largely to these proceeds.

Beville is recognized as a subject expert with the following publications:  Assisted Living TodayHomeCare magazine, McKnight’s Long Term CareThe Washington Post, and USA Today.

Most recently, Beville and Second Wind Dreams received CMP funding for the Virtual Dementia Tour in Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin and created programs to fit the growing need of person-centered care, including Dementia Aware Competency Evaluation®, Family VDT, Inclusive VDT and Hospital VDT.

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.  

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