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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Helping our Elder Fathers Talk

It’s the stuff of movies and jokes, but women do tend to be more open in their communication.  Hollywood may not have created that reality, but it certainly has reinforced it.  Probably the most iconic image in all of cinema is the “strong, silent type.”  Think Gary Cooper.  Think John Wayne.  Now, think of the elderly…

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Sodalis Multi-sensory Engagement Activity: Edible Art & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Facility Waco “Engagement” is the process of involving our residents in hands-on activities that provide them with a sense of purpose, fulfillment, socialization, and accomplishment. Marcus Mercer, our Engagement Director, and our entire staff work hard to provide our residents with activities that are purposeful and not just “busy-work.”   Edible Art is just one…

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Acknowledge “The Empty Chair”

Everyone who has worked in an assisted living facility, or had a loved one there, knows the sadness of the empty chair. Suddenly, a beloved friend, client, or relative is no longer there. A chair sits empty. Assisted living centers are recognizing that the worst thing we can do is pretend that everything is fine….

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Wrap Up: Temple Alzheimer’s Symposium

Alzheimer’s Facility Temple Texas We had a great turn out at the first Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium hosted by Sodalis Elder Living and the Alzheimer’s Association. There were over 150 people in attendance and 20+ vendors participated. Those who attended were professionals, support agencies, caregivers, children of those affected, and even some people who themselves are…

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Supporting the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

Alzheimer’s Care If you want to follow the progress of the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act, let us help make it easy for you. Gov.Track.us provides access to read the latest copy of bills in Congress.  If you want to compare the initially introduced HOPE Act – HR 1386 – to it’s current counterpart, you can do…

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The HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act

Alzheimer’s Facility Temple The figures are stunning, but true:  As many as half of individuals who meet the specific diagnostic criteria for dementia have never received a diagnosis. With all that we still DON’T know, we absolutely DO KNOW that two things can lead to better outcomes for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers too;…

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Sodalis Home Office teams up with Comal County Habitat for Humanity

Alzheimer’s Facility New Braunfels One of our own was needing a little help, so the Sodalis home office staff rolled up our sleeves today to help out!  We had a great day on a Habitat for Humanity build site!  It’s wonderful to be a part of making someone’s dream of home ownership come true.

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Alzheimer’s and Mother’s Day

Alzheimer’s Facility Waco Mother’s Day is nearly here, and while it’s most often a happy day, Mother’s Day can be a sad day for many.  There are women who desperately want to be a mother, but may be unable to become one. There are many people who have experienced the death of their mother, and…

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Sodalis Rock Street Sock Hop

The Sodalis Rock Street Community in New Braunfels enjoyed an old fashioned “Sock Hop” this past week.  Jan and our intern, Gus, joined in the fun as we all enjoyed a little “blast from the past.” It’s poodle skirt and T’Birds time!  Our resident Marcie poses with Gus and Molly, a recreation therapy student at…

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