Artisan at Middleton

5330 Century Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
Alzheimer’s and Memory Care
We understand that searching for the right community for a loved one experiencing memory loss can be challenging and emotional time. Ensuring that our residents are living in a compassionate environment is a top priority at Artisan. Our experienced staff members complete specialized training in order to stay abreast of best practices and new advances in memory care research. Each of our communities have a unique character that reflects the local culture – residents feel at home here.

At Artisan, we understand that it takes a special person to deliver the kind of compassionate care that each resident deserves. We go to great lengths to seek out the cream-of-the-crop and provide our associates with signature training so they may better understand the variety of approaches that might improve quality of life and daily engagement. Our program is intended to empower our staff to care for our memory care residents as we would a beloved family member or close friend.

The music swells, a foot begins to tap to the beat, hands start to clap and a smile as memories are rekindled. Studies have shown that expressive therapies including music, painting, poetry, and movement – can help people experiencing Alzheimer’s recapture past experiences and find a voice. Sitting comfortably around a table together and listening to a carefully tailored playlist, assisted living residents share clear memories of first dances, American Bandstand, and favorite band concerts.

Alzheimer’s disease damages the part of the brain that has to do with memory and complex planning. The part involved with emotion and appreciation of the aesthetic – may remain. Individuals with dementia face loss of independence and verbal skills. Art making for instance, even in its simplest form, can involve arranging, touching, forming and requires engagement. The creative process can be energizing leaving participants with a greater sense of well-being, calm, and even improved memory.