Founder of Abe's Garden started home in memory of his dad
"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’
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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...