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.
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.”