Dec 5, 2010


"The average kindergarten student laughs 300 times and day. Adults average just 17 laughs a day," William Fry, M.D., professor of psychiatry at Stanford University.

And I would bet that people living with dementia may laugh less then that. I don't know if it is dementia in general, or the one we are experiencing personally, but the lack of fun and the tendency toward negativity of the care receiver, are among the hardest things for me. Humor has many, many benefits for us and our bodies. How do we find humor in the midst of this stress? A family member lent me some old Lucille Ball movies. We will watch one of those.

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