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!

Sensory Overload Experience


Healthy individuals often overlook just how stimulating our environments have become. Our brains process a tremendous amount of information as we navigate daily life. We are constantly bombarded with sights, sounds, and choices.  Whether in our communities or in the privacy of our homes, most of us experience “noisy” lives. Even those of us who…


Caregiver Focus: Don’t Try to Go it Alone

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Stop for a moment and take a few deep breaths. Look at the photo below as you take a few quiet moments for yourself. Let yourself focus on the horses in the photograph. What are they doing?  Why do farmers use teams of horses rather than individuals?  There’s an unproven anecdote about horses working in…


An Active and Challenged Brain Protects Against Dementia

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A recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of the America Medical Association Neurology concluded that participation in challenging mental activities in mid and late life can protect against the onset of dementia. This is true for individuals regardless of their level of education. The study followed the lives of nearly…


Sodalis Victoria II Enjoys Celebrating the 4th

Residents and family members of Sodalis Victoria on John Stockbauer Road enjoyed celebrating the 4th together. Decorations and party hats set the mood. A cookout, creating yummy treats and crafts, and great time relaxing with family provided the fun.

HRT Dilemma and Brain Health Part One – THE WHI STUDY

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(This is a two part article exploring issues around hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and brain health. Part one looks at the influential WHI study as a backdrop to understanding the ongoing dialogue about risk and benefits of HRT. Part two looks specifically at HRT and brain health.)   Introduction Although menopausal symptoms are often the subject…


Surviving Alzheimer’s: Guest Post by Deborah Smith Kenas

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Deborah Smith Kenas is the daughter of Don & Helena Belle Smith. Mrs. Smith was a resident of our New Braunfels community for several years. It is Deborah’s hope that by sharing this information, she can give some comfort to others who are living with Alzheimer’s. It has been six years since my mother’s Alzheimer’s journey ended….


Sodalis Communities Enjoy Pool Outing

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Sodalis Residents from Garden Ridge, San Marcos and New Braunfels – Rock Street enjoyed an outing to the San Marcos Activity Center indoor pool.   Thanks to the assistance of Jessica Williams, Brittany Clark, Ilyssa Cruz, & Linda Moore, residents were offered the opportunity to engage in an assortment of aquatic activities.

Sodalis Buda Memory Care Potluck to Support Hays County Alzheimer’s Walk

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Sodalis Assisted Living & Memory Care joined millions of individuals and organizations in celebrating Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Tomorrow, June 27th, we invite you to join us for a delicious and informative Lunch & Learn opportunity at our Sodalis Buda community. Sodalis employees will have a wonderful meal prepared to share with our guests. We…