Warning Signs to Look For Caregivers need to be especially aware of depression because of the great load they carry. Read more

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"Do you know where my husband is?  Because he's a good one and I'd hate to lose him."  This is her third husband, so Holly, my 80-something-year-old patient, has room to judge. Read more


Of course, there’s nothing remotely funny about the disease itself. There are, however, funny situations that will occur. Read more


My husband Bud had Huntington’s Disease. I was his caregiver. One of the hardest things for Bud was to have to depend on me or anyone else for toileting and hygiene. Read more


One of the best ways to reduce stress and feel better about your caregiver role is to laugh. Read more


Researchers at the UMUC have proven that laughter is linked to healthy function of blood vessels. Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow. Read more

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I am inclined to talk about something that many who are not family caregivers do not understand—caregiver humor. Read more

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  • Laughter is Best Medicine