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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Sodalis Team Members attend Public Forum

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Sodalis team members Nicole Gasaway, Brittney Clark and Carri Morawietz attended Congressman Lamar Smith’s public forum in New Braunfels Texas on Friday, September 12th.  Congressman Smith represents the 21st Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves as Chair of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. He also serves on the…

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FREE Naomi Feil workshop in Kyle, TX

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Naomi Feil, developer of the world renown Validation Therapy, will be conducting a FREE workshop in Kyle, Texas. The workshop will be held on Monday, September 15 from 9:00a-1:00p at First Baptist Church. The church is located at 400 W. Center Street,  Kyle, TX 78640. In order to attend, please register via email to orchardparkfis@gmail.com with your name, title, and phone…

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TX State University MS in Dementia and Aging Studies

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The advancement of care for people with dementia just took a giant leap forward! The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board gave Texas State University in San Marcos it’s authorization to offer a brand new degree program, the Master of Science in Dementia and Aging Studies. The program will focus on training individuals to improve the quality of…

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Dolls Utilized in Alzheimer’s Care

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Within the care community, there is an ongoing desire to find new therapies to help reach individuals with dementia and provide them with comfort, meaning and connection. In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a rise in the conversations about the use of Doll Therapy as a tool to help provide care for those…

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What does the Ice Bucket Challenge have to do with Alzheimer’s?

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ALS and the “ice bucket challenge” have taken over the world of social media. Facebook feeds everywhere have been flooded with videos of people dumping buckets of ice water over their heads in an effort to raise awareness and funds. Even a couple of Sodalis communities have participated in the challenge. Slate.com reports that as…

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Sodalis Employees Participate in Mud Volleyball Fundraiser

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Sodalis Employees know how to work hard AND play hard. This is true especially when a good cause is involved! Sodalis employees participated in a Mud Volleyball Event hosted by Kirkwood Manor and Sterling House in New Braunfels. This event was Sterling House’s fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We had a great time…

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Making Home a Safe Place for Someone with Alzheimer’s

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Most families facing Alzheimer’s disease hope to keep a loved one at home as long as possible.  Some families have the financial resources to make drastic changes to their home in order to accomplish this, others do not, and many homes don’t require major changes. We thought it might be helpful to share some information…

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Interesting New Biomarkers to Spot Alzheimer’s

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Often in research circles you may come across the term “biomarker.” Let’s be clear about what a biomarker is. Wikipedia provides the following definition: In medicine, a biomarker is a measurable indicator of the severity or presence of some disease state. More generally a biomarker is anything that can be used as an indicator of a particular disease state or some…

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Sodalis Victoria II Gorgeous Grandmas Day

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Sodalis Victoria residents and staff at our John Stockbauer community celebrated Gorgeous Grandmas Day. Our day began with most of the ladies going to the beauty shop to get their hair done. Then we had fun as our staff and manager applied make up to each gorgeous grandma while listening to music and laughing. We…

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