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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Great day for Sodalis at the Bell County Senior Expo!

Lisa and Cynthia

Sodalis Sales Specialist, Lisa Joy, and Sodalis Temple engagement staff member, Cynthia Gradney, had a great day today at the 2013 Senior Expo in Temple, Texas.  The annual senior health fair, hosted by The Belton Journal, was held at the Bell County Expo Center and drew a great crowd of guests.  This year’s theme was…

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New Braunfels Assisted Living Volunteer can Jam!

Arland music

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to Arland Schnacker who graciously volunteers to entertain at our Sodalis Elder Living communities in New Braunfels and Garden Ridge.  Today, we want to REALLY introduce you to Arland and a few of his fellow musicians.  ENJOY! Arland will be performing at The Josephine Theater in San Antonio,TX on September 28,…

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Dementia Caregiving Tip #1: Hang onto your sense of humor

While dementia is not a laughing matter, experienced dementia caregivers know that humor can be a very good thing, as long as it is used appropriately. Laughter provides a spark of happiness, a release of tension, and can help forge bonds between caregivers and their patients. Humor can be a very handy tool to use…

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Dementia Caregivers and Sleep Research Study

Assisted Living New Braunfels If you’ve been a caregiver of any kind, you know that the caregiving role is quite often equated with a lack of sleep.  Whether you are a new parent up in the night with an infant, or you are an adult providing care for an aging loved one, you undoubtably have…

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Telomeres & Lifespan: Healthy Living may lengthen both

Elder Care Temple Have you heard of Telomeres?  If you haven’t, be prepared.  You’ll soon me hearing more about these little protective caps found on the ends of chromosomes.  Likened to the tips on shoe laces that keep laces from fraying and coming undone, telomeres protect chromosomes from being damaged or from sticking to other…

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Sodalis particpates in Waco Senior Health Fair

Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Waco Sodalis representatives participated in the Heart of Texas Retired Senior Volunteer Program‘s 19th annual Senior Source Health and Information Fair yesterday (9-13) inside Richland Mall on Waco Drive. We enjoyed the opportunity to discuss caregiving and our communities with many guests who stopped by to talk with us.  We also enjoyed…

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New Braunfels Alzheimer’s Symposium 2013 – Dr. Ronald Devere

Alzheimer’s Care New Braunfels Dr. Devere is a Board Certified Neurologist and Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center in Austin where he diagnosis’s, treats and councils on Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders.  His presentation was entitled, “Memory Loss and Dementia:  The Glass is Half-full, Not Half-Empty.” Dr Devere’s presentation focused on seeking…

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New Braunfels Alzheimer’s Symposium 2013 – Dr Lyn Litchke

Alzheimer’s Care New Braunfels Dr. Lyn Litchke is Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation at Texas State University.  She has been teaching for 12 years and has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist for 30 years.  Her overall research area of interest is in improving quality of life for persons with various disabilities, disorders and diseases….

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New Braunfels Alzheimer’s Symposium 2013 – Dr. Paula Grammas

 Alzheimer’s Care New Braunfels Dr. Paula Grammas was the opening speaking at our 4th Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium in New Braunfels, Texas.  Dr. Grammas currently serves as Executive Director at the Garrison Institute on Aging, Mildred and Shirley Garrison Chair on Aging, and Professor of Neurology at the Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center. In 1998,…

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