Humor Therapy for the Elderly
By Dr. Marion Somers
My 76-year-old father used to laugh all the time, but ever since he started having problems with his health, he stopped smiling and laughing. How can I get him laughing again?
– Craig in Texas
I use a concept called “humor [...]
We spent Thanksgiving with my cousin and her husband, who is moving into the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s. Over three days, I watched in awe as she patiently and lovingly cared for her partner of 23 years even though most of the time he didn’t recognize where he was or whom he was with.
Will your parent’s dementia drive you crazy?
By: Laurel Kennedy
An excerpt from “The Daughter Trap: Taking Care of Mom and Dad…and You (St. Martin’s Press, 2010), by Laurel Kennedy
“If you’re caring for an elderly parent, you’re living The Daughter Trap-the life we fall into when parents require our help, and everyone else expects [...]