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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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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NB 2014 Symposium Sponsors

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Our 5th Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium was a great success! We couldn’t have made it happen without the tremendous team effort of the Alzheimer’s Association and other key organizations who helped out by sponsoring the event. The slideshow has pictures of our sponsors. Thanks everyone for all your hard work and support! Melissa Escalona with Carter…

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The Effects of Food on Mood Disorders and Aging

Although the focus is not directly on dementia, the following presentation – “Food and Mood” – takes a good look at the relationship between what we eat and our mood, especially as we age. With multiple studies warning us about the effects of sugar on brain health, much of this presentation seems useful to those…

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New Braunfels Alzheimer’s Symposium 2014

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CIMA Hospice Enjoy a few pictures from yesterday’s Alzheimer’s Symposium in New Braunfels, Texas. This was our fifth annual symposium in New Braunfels, and it was a great day of building relationships and learning together. (Photos courtesy of Charlie Agar)

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Sodalis Waco Painting Activity with Traditions Hospice

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We enjoyed a visit today from friends at Traditions Hospice! Residents were joined by a little guest who participated in our activity time. Everyone had fun. Who needs crayons or makers when you can paint with pudding? With a little food coloring, vanilla pudding becomes a lovely orange “paint.”

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