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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Mary Poppins visits Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care in Garden Ridge

Holidays are always opportunities for fun at Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care in Garden Ridge! Our Halloween social was organized around a Mary Poppins theme this year in honor of the 50th anniversary of the release of Walt Disney’s classic film. All of our ladies were in Mary Poppins attire and our gentlemen were…

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Congressman Lamar Smith meets with Alzheimer’s Families & Caregivers

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Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care in Garden Ridge hosted US Congressman Lamar Smith for “Coffee with Congress” on October 28th. Coffee with Congress: Around the Table Details Coffee with Congress: Congressman Smith and Carri Morawietz Details Coffee With Congress: Mike Asmus and Nicole Gasaway Details Coffee with Congress Breakfast Details Coffee with Congress Group…

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Texas State Recruiting Dementia Family Caregivers for Study

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Researchers at Texas State University are recruiting participants for an investigational study exploring communication between caregivers and those with dementia. The study is recruiting family caregivers who are at least 18 years of age and who provide (or have provided) care for at least one patient with dementia-like symptoms within the last year. Ideal candidates would…

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A Poem by Camille Parker

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Jesus, you are my heart Never, please never leave me Always be with me, never depart Jesus, my life, my all Please call on me so that I will never fall Jesus, you’re my life and soul I can never take a step or walk a walk Hold me close to your heart Jesus For…

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Home Caregivers, Make a Plan. Be Prepared for Dementia Wandering

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander. While there are strategies that can be utilized to try to prevent wandering, it’s still a good idea to have a plan for what to do if your loved one wanders and becomes lost. When you realize that someone with dementia has…

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Personal Ponies & Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care

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On Friday October, 17 2014 the residents of Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care were surprised with a visit from some four-legged friends. Mary Devine & a team of school aged volunteers not only provided our residents with an opportunity to interact with children, but to connect with 2 small Shetland Ponies & a donkey….

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Memory Care Doll Therapy at Sodalis New Braunfels

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Doll Therapy at Sodalis New Braunfels from Sodalis Living / Memory Care on Vimeo. In August, we shared a post entitled Dolls used in Alzheimer’s Care. That post shares information about the benefits and ethics of doll therapy and some practical information about it. The video we share today shows residents at Sodalis New Braunfels involved in caring…

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Sodalis San Marcos Yard Sale Benefits Alzheimer’s Walk

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San Marcos Sodalis would like to thank all of our families and friends for their donations and hard work! If you’ve ever put together a yard sale, you know what we mean! With over $400.00 made from the yard sale and over $700.00 in donations, we went over our $1,000 goal for the Memory Walk!

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UTHSC Nursing Students visit Sodalis New Braunfels to Learn about Dementia Care

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On October 13th, Sodalis hosted a group of nursing students from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio to our New Braunfels community. Marcus Mercer, Director of Life Engagement, teamed up with Susie Reiff (not pictured) a few years ago to provide more learning opportunities to Susie’s students before entering their respective…

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