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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Yoga: Stress Buster for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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Dementia Care Temple Texas “It’s often said that Alzheimer’s has multiple victims — the patient is only one of them. The family is affected in many different ways. It affects the ability to work. There is a much higher incidence of depression — especially in immediate caregivers — and higher incidents of medical illnesses like…

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Yoga and Alzheimer’s Disease – Part I

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Alzheimer’s Care New Braunfels The last place you might expect to find a yoga class is in an assisted living community, but for three years now, Dr Lyn Litchke has led chair yoga classes with the residents at Sodalis Elder Living communities in New Braunfels and San Marcos, Texas.  “Dr. Lyn” is Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation…

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New Study Suggests Alzheimer’s Risk Lessened by Cancer and Chemotherapy

Alzheimer’s Facility Victoria Texas A fascinating study has been released from researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System.  The study found that survivors of many types of cancer have a significant reduction in their risk of developing Alzheimer’s.  This risk reduction is even higher among those treated with chemotherapy.  This news may help scientists discover…

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Dementia residents enjoy painting class

Dementia Care New Braunfels Joe Eckert is the Projects Coordinator for Sodalis Elder Living and works in the corporate office in New Braunfels.  In his free time, Joe is a practicing fine artist and he enjoys sharing his talents with our residents.  Recently, Joe began a painting class and it has become a very popular…

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Eye Exam to Diagnosis Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s Care Victoria Texas Pay close attention to the news this week. On Wednesday, data will be presented to the Alzheimer Association International Conference in Boston that may transform how Alzheimer’s disease is detected. Cognoptix, a medical device company, will present clinical data this week about it’s SAPPHIRE II eye test.  The eye test provides…

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Loves & Fishes – David Whyte

Dementia Care Cuero Texas LOAVES AND FISHES This is not the age of information. This is not the age of information. Forget the news, and the radio, and the blurred screen. This is the time of loaves and fishes. People are hungry, and one good word is bread for a thousand. –David Whyte

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Tests to uncover memory and other cognitive function problems

Dementia Care Waco Texas  Bob DeMarco may well be one of the most prolific writers about Alzheimer’s disease.  Bob, whose mother suffered from Alzheimer’s, has written the blog – The Alzheimer’s Reading Room – for many years now.  On his blog, Bob posts a wealth of helpful information.  We recently came across Test Your Memory for Alzheimer’s, a…

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Living with Alzheimer’s: 10 Ways to Help Maintain Independence

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Life is a process of adjusting to fairly constant change.  Throughout our lives, we are faced with a need to grow, learn and adjust to changes within ourselves as well as changes in our environment and relationships.  Over the course of our lives, we move through various stages of dependence and independence.  We begin life…

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Alzheimer’s and Music: The Soundtrack to Your Life

Alzheimer’s Care Temple Texas It seems that humanity has long known the power of music.  The Bible recounts in the Old Testament that David played his harp for King Saul to relieve his distress. Neuroscientists and other researchers have been exploring the connection between music and the brain for a number of years. These researchers…

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