image of senior woman wearing glasses and squinting

If you are over 50, your age is a major risk for developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a painless disease that’s a leading cause of vision loss in older adults. Smoking doubles that risk, and other factors related to the disease include a family history, obesity, white race, and being a woman.

Woman vacuuming for exercise.

Everyone wants energy so they can do the things they want to do. It is well known that exercise can confer this needed energy and is good for your health in practically every way.

But can you keep your energy up if you can’t exercise for a few days, or just don’t feel like it? 

Fuel up

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.