In the News

Founder of Abe's Garden started home in memory of his dad
Tennessean
06/24/2018
"Mike Shmerling founded the Nashville facility in memory of his dad, who died of Alzheimer's. Shelley Mays, Shelley Mays"
Alzheimer’s Caretakers Lean On Each Other As They Endure ‘The Long Goodbye’
Nashville Public Radio
05/21/2018
"As the numbers afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease continue to swell, so do the legions of loved ones caring for friends and family members. And the health of those caretakers has become a focus in the Alzheimer’s community since there’s no cure on t...
Back to the Garden
Worth
04/06/2018
"To honor his father, philanthropist Michael Shmerling has created an Alzheimer’s care center in Nashville that is changing the way Americans handle a growing tragedy."
Kim’s Christmas Carol
Careliving
12/24/2017
"Last Christmas Eve, after a long day of holiday festivities at Abe’s Garden, I put Glen’s Christmas album, That Christmas Feeling, on the stereo in his room and began putting my husband of 34 years to bed. As I pulled his covers up, “I’ll Be Home Fo...
Famous Faces Boost Memory Care Provider’s Video Strategy
Senior Housing News
11/28/2017
"It’s right there in Beverly Patnaik’s title. Patnaik is the director of staff training and community education at Nashville-based Abe’s Garden, so it’s no surprise that she is helping her community build a video series that educates caregivers an...
FERRIER FILES: Glen Campbell's wife describes his final days, life with Alzheimer's
Fox 17 News
11/21/2017
"NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Glen Campbell's life meant so much to his thousands of music fans, but it now has new weight for what it reveals about living with Alzheimer's disease. Campbell spent the last stage of his life at Abe’s Garden in Nashville., a...
Bill Purcell, son of resident
"Abe’s Garden® really is a world class, cutting-edge, special, loving warm place. When my mother needed that very thing, it was there."
Industry Professional
“I was thoroughly impressed with the community [after taking a tour], yet I was even more impressed with your focus on continual learning and improvement.”
The Club Participant’s Wife
“The music instruction piece is very well done, and I commend Abe's [Garden] for creating it. I am also grateful for the incredible opportunities that [my husband] has every week day at Abe's.”