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Sharing Knowledge

Abe’s Garden® shares knowledge as part of our mission to establish best practices and elevate the quality of dementia care on our campus and throughout the nation.

Caregiving Videos

This series of free, brief educational videos offer a range of tips to assist with dementia care.

Campus tours and customized embedded leadership coaching on the Abe’s Garden® model elements are available by appointment.

Our knowledgeable staff writes about a variety of topics, including tips for caregivers.  

Published research co-authored by Abe’s Garden® staff and Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging faculty covers topics of interest to caregivers and industry professionals.

Advice for caregivers to engage loved ones with dementia:

Start with simple tasks that offer success. If it is not successful, put the blame on yourself. “I am so sorry, I didn’t get you the right supplies,” even if that isn’t the truth.

Begin the activity working together at first. If they don’t know how to do it, they will mirror you.

Praise in an adult way. Thank them after each purposeful task.

Invite and encourage them to participate by saying “I need your help. Please help me.”

Caregiver video viewer
“The moment I started watching this [caregiving] video, I became interested.”
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.”
Caregiving video viewer
“Keep doing what you do, seeing this warmed my heart.”