Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care Blog

We share inspiring and interesting information about aging, caregiving and dementia.  This is also a great place to get a feel for what is happening in Sodalis communities. Read about daily life, special events and what makes us special!
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Laura Bush’s Essay on her Father’s Alzheimer’s

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When you think of Former First Lady, Laura Bush, you likely remember her as an advocate for children’s education and literacy. Her love of books as a young child sparked her interest in learning. Her love of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series led her into a vocation as a teacher and librarian. As First Lady of Texas and…

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Waco Memory Care takes Lay’s Challenge

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Lay’s has once again run a “Do Us a Flavor” campaign asking for ideas for new chip flavors. The top four flavors were chosen as finalists and batches were made of the flavors to allow people to try the new chips and vote on a favorite. At Sodalis Memory Care in Waco, we decided to have…

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Honesty about an Alzheimer’s diagnosis

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For some time, patients and their families have complained about the failure of doctors to be forthright in communicating a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. In response to these concerns, researchers at the Alzheimer’s Association led a study that looked at Medicare claim information over a two year period to determine the validity of these concerns….

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Austin Memory Care residents utilize craft materials

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A kind family member recently donated a box full of fabrics and craft items for use during art and activity times at Sodalis Memory Care in Austin. Our ladies loved going through the box and organizing the items, especially the pieces of fabric. We enjoyed listening to music while we sorted and folded the various…

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Beating the Heat: Sodalis Austin

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After a wonderful Spring and plenty of rain, the long, hot days of Summer are upon us! Sodalis Memory Care residents in Austin beat the heat on the patio this week, dipping their toes in a cool wading pool. Pauline, Noina and Luz relax while Anne blows bubbles. Nina saying, “Ahhh, that feels good!” Luz:…

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Sodalis Temple celebrates Gorgeous Grandma’s Day 2015

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July 25th, Sodalis Temple honored our Gorgeous Grandma’s! Our Gorgeous Grandma Day at Sodalis Temple was a spa day retreat. We pampered our ladies with mimosas, facials, manicures, and pedicures. There was plenty of laughter and music throughout the day, and time for some fabulous photos of the ladies who it is our mission to…

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iPods bring Positive Effects to Dementia Care Residents

Recently, Anne Stacy, Director of Engagement/Activities at Sodalis Memory Care in Southwest Austin, began looking for donations of iPods and mp3 players. Anne’s goal was to turn no longer used music players into tools to provide meaningful music to the residents in her community. (Read more here.) After receiving a couple of donations, Anne has…

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Sodalis Austin 4th of July Party

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Our July 4th celebration at Sodalis Memory Care in Southwest Austin was loads of fun! We had fun with some good natured competition, enjoying family relay races and lots of smiles and laughter. Our musical guest, Allen “Bones” Davis, was great. Everyone participated, singing along, tapping their toes, and dancing to the music. What’s a…

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Waco Memory Care Residents Celebrate Marriage

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For many years, June has been the most popular month for weddings. At Sodalis Memory Care in Waco, we honored that long standing tradition with a special day of celebrating weddings with our residents. Last week, we dedicated a day to focus on weddings. We immersed ourselves in wedding culture, watching funny wedding videos on…

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Memory Care residents prepare for 4th of July

At Sodalis Memory Care in SW Austin, we had a little fun as we began thinking about and preparing for the 4th of July! Our residents enjoyed making these fun license plates to “Trick Out” their walkers and wheelchairs. Last week we also had a combined birthday party for Inez and her son Robert who…

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