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Our Approach to Treating the Progression of Dementia

May 19, 2017 | Blog

Treating the Progression of Alzheimer'sDementia can be a scary condition, often marked by the progression of memory loss, confusion, and anxiety. The assisted living facilities and homecare providers of Spring Hills are dedicated to providing the best possible care to each resident, customized to their unique needs. Taking a holistic approach, we strive to look at the person, not just the disease from which they suffer. In order to reflect this mentality within the memory care we provide, we implement dedicated C.A.R.E. standards, which includes our unique Care Flower system. Within this system, we are able to better identify the various needs of each patient, detached from often overwhelming medical terminology and impersonal care.

Care Flowers for Tailored Memory Care at Every Stage


Violets are those who constantly like to be doing something. They appreciate being given choices when it comes to daily tasks and habits and still often display a healthy sense of cognitive clarity. Our caregivers work with these residents to help them make the most appropriate decisions through the day, while ensure they are provided with the care and attention they need.


Daisies go back and forth between episodes of high and low sensory sensitivity. At the high end of the spectrum, they may exhibit behaviors like clenching their jaws or stomping their feet, which can often be mistaken for anger, though usually indicate that a need is being unmet. Our team will do everything we can to determine what that need is so that we can quickly rectify the issue.


Roses thrive on routine and order, with schedules helping them to get through their days. We do our best to provide structured tasks and activities to those in this phase, providing them with a sense of independence that helps them feel a bit more in control of their surroundings.


Irises tend to have difficulty with fine motor skills, so they may need more assistance than others with their daily tasks. Our team will always be on hand to help them accomplish what they need to, doing so in a way that keeps them independent and engaged. Though they may display difficulties with fine motor skills, Irises tend to have a great sense of rhythm and respond well to music! We often encourage them to take part in our music therapy programs.

Morning Glories

Morning Glories tend to fall in the later stages of dementia and often appear to be trapped within their own mind. Sometimes, they display difficulty when interacting with others. To help them feel happy and relaxed, our caregivers take special care at treating morning glories with compassion and understanding.

No matter the progression of your loved one’s dementia, our caring team can offer the assistance they need most, now and in the future. We welcome you to contact Spring Hills today to tour your nearest assisted living community.

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