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Sodalis Elder Living 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!

Victoria Advocate helps spread the news: Sodalis to build a new Victoria Community!

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By Allison Miles –  Originally published in the Victoria Advocate September 4, 2013 at 5:42 p.m., updated September 4, 2013 at 8:40 p.m. Residents at one Victoria elder living facility will soon find themselves in updated digs. Sodalis Elder Living, formerly known as Alzcare, plans to build a new Victoria community, according to a Sodalis news…

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Love of music instilled by Grandmother who had Alzheimer’s

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Arland Schnacker visits the New Braunfels communities twice a month to entertain residents with Riverboat music. Arland learned to play the piano from his grandmother when he was child.  Unfortunately, Arland lost his grandmother to Alzheimer’s disease. Arland’s love of music and his concern for the Alzheimer’s/dementia population led him to volunteer his time at…

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Elder Care: Age is Just a Number

Elder Care Temple Texas Researchers have amassed years of evidence to support the importance of physical fitness. We know beyond any doubt that physical fitness improves mood, controls weight, combats disease, boosts energy, and promotes better sleep.  There are multiple other benefits as well.  (Benefits of physical activity) We know it’s easy to make excuses…

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2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Details

Alzheimer’s Care   Join us and support the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Join our teams or make a donation today! Click a Sodalis Team Link to join or support our teams!   VICTORIA WALK - SEPTEMBER 7th  was held in Downtown Victoria at DeLeon Plaza Thanks to Sodalis Team Captain – Vicki Bothe WACO WALK…

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Copper, not Aluminum viewed as main environmental factor in Alzheimer’s development & progression

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Alzheimer’s Care Cuero Researchers have been investigating the relationship between copper and Alzheimer’s disease for quite some time.  In a study published in 2003, Sparks and Schreurs reported that ingestion of low concentrations of copper in normal drinking water markedly impaired β-amyloid (Aβ) immuno-reactivity in test rabbits who received cholesterol supplementation.  The researchers suggested that their…

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Facial recognition testing, PPA and dementia diagnoses

Dementia Care Temple Texas When people think of cognitive impairment and aging, they generally think first of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).  AD is the most widely known type of dementia, and represents somewhere between 60 to 80 percent of all dementia cases.  Other forms of dementia include vascular dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease, Mixed…

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