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Erickson Living’s Memory Care approach in its comprehensive Memory Support program includes trained and dedicated professional staff who design and lead structured activities seven days a week.

Editor’s note: This article, which describes Memory Care, is the last in a three-part series about components of Erickson Living’s comprehensive Memory Support program. 


 

Two senior friends in their gardening hats.

Edith C. remembers how she used to have a long list of friends. “When I was a child in school, making friends was effortless,” she says. “While I was working and raising my two children, it was also easy. I spent time with my closest friends practically every weekend.”

Senior couple sitting on a bench.

Erickson Living has developed a three-fold Memory Support approach that promotes an individual’s cognitive health and wellness no matter where they live in their Erickson Living community.

Memory fitness

Have you ever misplaced your car keys? Or drawn a blank on someone’s name? Or gotten to the store but couldn’t remember why? You’re not alone; we’ve all been there!

Person with seasonal affective disorder.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a short-term condition characterized by symptoms of depression. Although it can happen any time of year, most people are affected in fall and winter. 

Cartoon image of senior doing yoga.

According to the most recent data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), nearly 21 million adults in the U.S. practice yoga—twice the number from 2002. Among adults ages 45 to 64, use of yoga increased from 5.2% in 2002 to 7.2% in 2012.

Ringing, roaring, buzzing, clicking, hissing—these are some of the ways people describe tinnitus, also called ringing in the ears.

health care professional with patient

The employees of Erickson Living strive to provide residents with extra services that may make life easier. Among these services is a Medicare Advantage health plan called Erickson Advantage, which has been offered exclusively to Erickson Living community residents for over ten years now.

Ashby Ponds Medical Center

2010 AARP poll found 73% of older Americans would like to stay in their residences as long as possible. “Health reasons” are cited as a major reason for moving, according to a 2014 report from the U.S. Census.