About Hearthstone Institute at Abe’s Garden

Outcomes-Based Education that Makes a Clear Difference

Hearthstone Institute at Abe’s Garden (HIAG) represents a network of professionals associated with a brand that has become synonymous worldwide with excellence in caring for the memory impaired. Hearthstone Institute’s evidence-based education is supported by numerous in-house research studies that have measured positive behavioral and cognitive changes in participants.  

Founded in 1992 to provide innovative treatment for people living with dementia in senior living settings, Hearthstone Institute has been a recognized leader in dementia care and staff education for more than two decades.

The Institute and its founder, John Zeisel, PhD, are internationally known for widely adopted innovations in memory care and long-term investment in clinical research. Our extensive experience has proven that the years following a diagnosis can be filled with opportunities to create positive, fulfilling experiences that enable people with memory loss to live engaged and purposeful lives.

Team members trained in the I’m Still Here® approach know how to provide those in their care with a life that has purpose, where days are filled with social activities and engaging experiences.  It’s a life in which they and their families can enjoy meaningful interactions, continue to contribute to their community and look forward to each new day.