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Humor for Caregivers

Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old

Dorothy Custer demonstrates one of the secrets of her longevity to Jay Leno. It’s comedy! She has appeared twice on “The Tonight Show.” As a teacher some years ago, she found a better reaction from her students if she . . . → Read More: Still Having Fun and over 100 Years Old

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Can a Smile Reduce Stress?

A new study by scientists at the University of Kansas has found that a smile on your face – especially a genuine one using both mouth and eye muscles – may help lower heart rate after stressful activities. The . . . → Read More: Can a Smile Reduce Stress?

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Laughter Found to Create Health Benefits Similar to Those of Exercise

Several scientific studies have found that laughter and a sense of humor produce many health benefits, some similar to those derived from exercise. Studies by Loma Linda University Schools of Allied Health and Medicine According to studies conducted by . . . → Read More: Laughter Found to Create Health Benefits Similar to Those of Exercise

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head

A CWOT (complete waste of time)–but fun »

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Some Gentle Humor From Times Past: Remember Señor Wences?

Sometimes as a caregiver, you need to just forget your cares and enjoy some gentle, light humor from times past. Remember Señor Wences? . . . → Read More: Some Gentle Humor From Times Past: Remember Señor Wences?

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Humor from the Elderly: A Reminder that Laughter is the Best Medicine

This video comes from a website called CaregiverStress.com and is a 7 minute video of some humor from the . . . → Read More: Humor from the Elderly: A Reminder that Laughter is the Best Medicine

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The Magic of Humor in Caregiving

The Magic of Humor in Caregiving by James R. Sherman (Paperback – Feb 1995).   A book on the therapeutic effects of humor in the caregiving situation.  Enlivened by anecdotes, this is a book about how and why humor is . . . → Read More: The Magic of Humor in Caregiving

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Axioms

Axioms with a light-hearted touch on memory, and lack of it. Read more>>>

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Laughter

Laughter Is The Best Medicine, from Helpguide.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping caregivers.  Explains why humor literally is the best medicine: “Laughter activates the chemistry of the will to live and increases our capacity to fight disease. Laughing . . . → Read More: Laughter

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Humor, Laughter and Health

Humor, Laughter and Health, From Helpguide.org On the health benefits of humor and laughter.  Laughter can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, boost immune system, improve brain functioning, protect the heart, connect you to others, improve mental and emotional health, . . . → Read More: Humor, Laughter and Health

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Laughter is the “Best Medicine”

Laughter is the “Best Medicine” for Your Heart, From the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Research links laughter to the healthy function of blood vessels. Read more>>>

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Humor Survey

Humor Survey: How Well Does Your Sense of Humor Protect You From Heart Disease?, From the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Check out your score to see if you have additional laugh protection against heart disease. Read . . . → Read More: Humor Survey

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Humor and Health

Humor and Health, Course by Paul McGhee PhD, author of “Health, Healing and the Amuse System” (Kendall/ Hunt) and President of The Laughter Remedy, a firm which educates healthcare professionals on the benefits of keeping their sense of humor . . . → Read More: Humor and Health

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