Atria and the Alzheimer’s Association Team Up for Enhanced Dementia Care in Connecticut

See upcoming events and learn how we’re providing more support for families.

May 14, 2024

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Atria’s new collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter enhances our ability to provide supportive environments for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Aimed at enriching the lives of older adults and their families, this collaboration brings additional support systems to communities throughout the region.

Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Connecticut

“The Alzheimer’s Association is home to the field’s leading experts,” says Jason Shott, Regional Vice President at Atria. “And by working closely with them, our communities benefit from their expertise while we further the Association’s mission to maximize quality care and support.”

Laura Hoffman, the Association’s Vice President of Development for the Connecticut Chapter, says, “The Alzheimer’s Association is thrilled to build on our relationship with Atria Senior Living here in Connecticut. We are both committed to providing those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia – and their caregivers – the support and resources they need.”

To further these shared goals, the collaboration enables Atria to provide robust programs and toolkits to support family members navigating the complex waters of dementia care. A dementia diagnosis can leave many families feeling hopeless and overwhelmed. By tapping into the Alzheimer’s Association’s resources, Atria’s Life Guidance neighborhoods are better positioned to offer industry-leading care based on the latest research.

Education and awareness

According to a 2024 report from the Alzheimer’s Association, 128,000 Connecticut family members of people living with dementia perform 201 million hours of unpaid caregiving per year, work that’s valued at 4.3 billion dollars. This unpaid labor comes with a high level of emotional, physical and financial stress, leading to burnout, depression and strain from trying to navigate care decisions.

Seeking to alleviate some of the burden faced by caregivers, Atria and the Alzheimer’s Association are collaborating to offer tangible support and education that can make a real difference in the lives of Connecticut caregivers.

“Atria has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to better engage communities and community education through the Connecticut Chapter gala, Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Go Purple awareness initiatives throughout the state,” says Hoffman. “Through this collaboration, we have the power to impact thousands of lives throughout Connecticut and beyond.”

Upcoming events

To support families and individuals affected by dementia in Connecticut, we’re hosting a series of events designed to educate and foster connection among those impacted by the disease. Join us in strengthening a network of care across the state.

Brain Health with the Alzheimer’s Association

Join us for a presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, featuring the latest research on healthy living for the brain and body.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

As a proud local sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we’re raising funds for care, support and research. Register to walk with one of our community teams.

Community Forum with the Alzheimer’s Association

Gather with us for this town hall-style meeting to learn more about local resources and how the Alzheimer’s Association serves the local community.

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