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Abe's Garden Memory Support Blog

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

Senior couple bundled up outdoors with pumpkins in the background.
Sep 07 2021
Fall officially begins on Wednesday, September 22, and if you’re like most of us, you’re ready to get out and enjoy your favorite fall activities – many of which were probably canceled last year.
Seniors practicing Tai Chi
Aug 31 2021
Known as “Moving Meditation,” Tai Chi is a centuries-old inner martial art deeply rooted in Chinese medicine that is enjoyed by our Independent and Assisted Living residents, as well as Abe’s Garden
Two senior women folding a table cloth
Jul 08 2021
by Chris Coelho, MMHC, Sr. Director, Quality Analysis and Interim Executive Director Simple every day tasks can be difficult and stressful for someone living with dementia. Frustrations escalate as
Senior woman and daughter sitting together on a couch and laughing
Jun 15 2021
By Judy Given, Sr. Director, Campus Development Aging is a part of life. It is a series of transitions and often we are not well equipped to navigate these changes. Dying is one thing we all have in
Abe's Garden Community Logo
May 25 2021
Contact: Lori Latusek, Manager, Marketing and Communications 615.301.3050 Nashville’s Premier Senior Living and Memory Care Organization Is Uniting Under One Name: Introducing Abe’s Garden Community
Caregiver wearing a mask speaking with a senior woman
Apr 08 2021
By Beverly Theis, LCSW, Director of Resident and Family Support Learning and developing effective communication requires active listening. Understanding both verbal messaging and non-verbal cues is
caregiver hugging senior man
Jan 02 2020
By Beverly Theis, LCSW, Director of Resident and Family Support The emotional impact of a living environment transition for a loved one with dementia is a significant concern for families. In fact,
Women Sitting
Oct 11 2019
By Beverly Theis, LCSW, Director of Resident and Family Support One of the most difficult moments of each dementia journey is when a loved one doesn’t recognize you.  During some stages, they may not
senior woman with caregiver
Jul 15 2019
By Judy Given, Abe’s Garden and Park Manor Director of Campus Development It can be challenging for caregivers to carve out time for themselves to run errands, manage their own personal care, or
caregiver and man smiling
Jun 03 2019
By Vicky Raines, Director of Resident Services It’s important for caregivers to accept support during the dementia journey. Respite benefits your own mind and body health, as well as the wellbeing
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