What We Do
Abe’s Garden is establishing a model of residential, day, and community-based programs for those with Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to transform care for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias throughout the United States by providing an unprecedented level of care for individuals diagnosed with these disorders. Equally important, it is a site of research and teaching, setting a new standard for other programs and residential communities devoted to caring for our nation’s rapidly expanding senior population.
The Need for Abe's Garden
- Currently 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease
- 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
- 5th leading cause of death for those 65 and older
- 1 in 8 baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime
- Approximately ¼ of all hospital patients 65+ have Alzheimer's or dementia
- As many as 50% of people satisfying diagnostic criteria for dementia have never received a diagnosis
- The average person lives 4 to 6 years after an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, but some people live for as long as 20 years with the disease
- There is no proven method to prevent, treat, slow the progression of, or cure Alzheimer's disease
Answering the Need for a National Model of Memory Care
The statistics are astounding. Alzheimer’s is a national crisis. There has never been a national model for respite and residential living for those suffering from the disease—until now.
Elevating Quality of Care & Lifestyle for All Stages of Memory Decline
Abe’s Garden is the first residential community in the country to partner with a major medical university to conduct clinical research and establish an endowed chair in Alzheimer’s and geriatric medicine. This partnership will create a community dedicated to providing and elevating the quality of care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
Top photo courtesy of Micael Reneé