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Family support

The relationships between family members and their loved ones with dementia will change dramatically as the disease progresses. Our full-time licensed clinical social worker assists with easing the transition from home to Abe’s Garden®, offers strategies and skills to assist in communication and maximize visits with failure-free engagement activities, and provides emotional support for families. As the person’s cognitive and communication skills decline, family members will seek new ways to interact. Abe’s Garden® continues providing family members with education and support throughout this journey.

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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.”