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Evidence-based Design

Nationally recognized aging-design professionals and lighting industry researchers contributed to the architecture, landscape and interior design of Abe’s Garden®. Constructed with the needs of individuals with dementia, their families and care partners in mind, Abe’s Garden® includes evidence-based lighting, use of color, and furnishings.

Additionally, the design encourages social interaction, learning, movement, and independence without creating stress or unintentional distraction. The campus also provides easy, secure access to connect with nature and pets (currently birds, fish, a dog, and a cat), and is conducive to visits from friends and family of all ages.

Features include three family-sized households, each fostering a distinct style of programming: Music & Movement, Connection to Nature, and Arts & Lifelong Learning.

Watch this brief video to see the campus and learn more about the Abe’s Garden® model.

Helen Crow, Oklahoma chapter, Alzheimer’s Association
“I'm so impressed to see all of the things you are doing at Abe's Garden®. Every little detail is intentional, always keeping the residents and the disease in mind.”
Nic Rudd, Abe’s Garden chef/baker
“Once I [started working at Abe’s Garden®] and they offered the training courses, I took them so I can better understand [the residents] and figure out where residents are coming from.”
Kenna Niles, an AGCG participant’s wife
“As [my husband] has transitioned through the different stages of his disease, the [Abe’s Garden®] Community Group has made the single biggest impact. It has helped him to see that he can still contribute, make friends and enjoy himself.”