A person-centered approach

From calming spaces to highly trained staff, every detail of the Life Guidance® neighborhood is designed to support people living with dementia. 

Atria’s approach to memory care

Here are just a few ways our forward-thinking approach to memory care improves the lives of residents.

  • Secure gathering spaces allow residents to move freely and safely
  • Highly trained staff offer personalized care using the latest evidence-based techniques
  • Physical activities, cognitive programs and staff-guided outings improve mood and stimulate cognition
  • Abundant natural light helps regulate circadian rhythms, promoting restful sleep and reducing evening agitation
  • An intimate dining room encourages engagement between residents
  • Apartments have an intentionally small footprint to encourage social connection throughout the community

See Neighborhood Features and Layout

Life Guidance offered this resident a new lease on life and provided her daughters with peace of mind.

Alzheimer's Association community partner

Our collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association is helping to serve more Connecticut families facing the disease and accelerate research toward treatment, prevention and – ultimately – a cure.

Older man and wife sitting in an audience and watching a lecture

August 15: Alzheimer’s education event

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

Older woman smiling at the camera and holding a sign that says The End of Alzheimer's Starts with Me

September 29: Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

Atria is a proud local sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising awareness and funds for care, support and research

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Frequently asked questions


Fill each day with meaningful connections and events while an attentive, dedicated staff handles the cooking, cleaning and maintenance.

Memory care offers specialized support for individuals with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia, in a secure environment. It combines safety measures, personalized care, cognitive-enhancing activities, and trained staff to improve residents’ quality of life and maintain well-being.

At Atria Larson Place, our goal is to support those living with cognitive impairment – as well as their families.

The primary differences between assisted living and memory care communities are the level of care and security of the environment. Assisted living is designed for older adults who wish to maintain their independence but might need some assistance with daily activities. Those with mild cognitive impairment can often still thrive in an assisted living environment. For those experiencing cognitive decline due to Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, memory care offers a secure environment designed around their unique needs.

At Atria Larson Place, we provide both assisted living and memory care services, which can help ease the transition as the needs of residents evolve.

The cost of memory care varies based on factors like amenities, apartment type and location. The average cost of memory care in Hamden, CT, is close to the state average of in $7,500 per month.

The monthly rate for Atria Larson Place’s memory care neighborhood includes housekeeping, meals and daily events that support physical and cognitive well-being. Use our cost calculator to see how your current expenses compare to the cost of memory care at Atria Larson Place.

In addition to research-based care through our Life Guidance memory care neighborhood, Atria Larson Place offers support for families. This includes support groups for individuals navigating the challenges of caring for someone experiencing cognitive decline as well as events hosted in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.

Support for every PIECE of the process 

PIECES is a holistic approach to understanding and delivering care for those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Our downloadable guide will help you reflect on your family member’s behavior, pinpoint root causes for agitation and meet their specific needs.