Caregiving Humor

  • The Link Between Laughter and Memory Loss

    Aging is full of challenging situations, but being able to appreciate the lighter moments can be a good way to manage stress. Learn how laughter techniques can help caregivers stay healthy.

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  • Humor Shared Among Caregivers Is Therapeutic

    Caregivers are faced with overwhelming stress and difficult care decisions daily. Finding opportunities to laugh and ways to incorporate a little humor into your routine will lift your spirits and bring proven health benefits.

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  • The Lighter Side of Caregiving: Appreciate the Humor

    Elderly people do funny things sometimes. Instead of feeling guilty about laughing, keep in mind that a good chuckle can bring you and your loved one closer and add some levity to caregiving.

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  • LOL: Reduce Caregiver Stress with a Good Laugh

    Caregivers desperately need to decompress and lift their spirits. One way to go about meeting these needs is to teach yourself how to laugh despite the everyday challenges of caring for an aging loved one.

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  • Funny Caregiver Stories

    Whether caring for an aging loved one at home or in a nursing home, there are some moments that are funny enough to share. These funny caregiver stories will make you laugh, cry and cringe with embarrassment.

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  • Shortening the Distance Between Generations

    Mom can still enjoy the comics section of the newspaper, but her granddaughter found a new way to appeal to her sense of humor. Surprisingly, a mix of classic art and snarky internet trends brought these two generations together through laughter.

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  • 65-Year-Olds Cover Hip-Hop Song, the Video Will Blow Your Mind

    Check out this video of adults aged 65 to 92 covering a popular hip-hop song. Just keep in mind, they have 1,200 grandchildren between them, and they still did their own stunts.

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  • Offbeat Cartoon Videos Seek to Demolish Dementia Stigma

    A new set of educational films aims to alleviate the stigma of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a unique way.

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  • Harnessing Hilarity for Charity

    Actress and screenwriter Lauren Miller Rogen discusses how her experiences with Alzheimer's inspired her to help create a one of a kind initiative to support families and young people affected by this disease.

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  • Dementia and the Thermostat

    Last night, after I went to bed, Charlie's dementia convinced him to turn down the thermostat, even though I told him not to.

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  • Timeless (and Hilarious) Dating Advice from Older Adults

    Still searching for that special someone? This heartwarming video of dating advice from older adults just might help you make the love connection you've been longing for.

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  • 5 Health Benefits of Dancing

    Whether you prefer to disco, waltz or tango, moving to the music is a wholesome pastime for seniors and caregivers alike that can help prevent medical issues and keep minds and bodies active.

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  • 4 Reasons Why Your Elderly Parent Needs a Wii

    The Nintendo Wii has caught on with an unexpected demographic: the elderly. Gaming has even become a popular activity at senior centers and long-term care facilities, providing elders with surprising and physical and mental health benefits.

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  • Caregiver Olympics: Are You Game?

    Caregivers certainly perform feats worthy of gold medals on a regular basis. Experienced caregivers created a few suggestions for events that should be included in the caregiving version of the Olympic games.

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  • Laughter May Be as Effective as Meds in Dementia Treatment

    Laughter has proven to be an effective dementia treatment. New research indicates that laughter may be just as effective as antipsychotic medications for reducing anxiety in elderly people with dementia.

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  • Laughter and Chocolate Make for a Healthy Heart

    Maintaining a healthy heart may be more enjoyable than you think. Laughter and chocolate are shown to be heart healthy due to their effect on blood vessels.

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