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    Asked by Doogan on Thursday, August 22, 2019


    My family member does not enjoy cards etc and she rarely smiles but enjoys laughter. What can I do to make her laugh

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    • Bengal's Avatar

      Wow, that is a really hard question to answer. Sometimes it's hard to find laughter while going through what is a grueling, exhausting process. I remember I would laugh at those goofy, unexpected, out of the blue "three stooges" moments that inevitably happen in any situation. Our nursing staff could be real cut ups on occasion which helped lighten the mood during hours of chemo.

      6 months ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Buy videos of the Carol Burnett show from Time Life

      6 months ago
    • cllinda's Avatar

      When I went through chemo, my kids introduced me to the Big Bang Theory on TV. We would laugh so hard together and that would really cheer me up. It's going to be on reruns forever, so it might be something to check out.

      6 months ago
    • buckhunter's Avatar

      My Father always could find humor in everything that happened. He died from prostate cancer but still could find something to laugh about, he even laughed about his extremely painful catheter changes. I say that you find something she likes to watch on TV, or just find the light side of everything that comes up in the daily activities.

      6 months ago
    • Kp2018's Avatar

      I find that some of those goofy dog videos on YouTube really crack me up. Maybe worth a try.

      6 months ago
    • Bengal's Avatar

      For what it's worth, my grand-neice (age8) was visiting this week and insisted on watching SpongeBob Square Pants. Stupid funny. I found myself laughing outloud. Hey, whatever it takes!

      6 months ago
    • Created07's Avatar

      My cousin put me on the Joke of the day. It gave me a laugh to enjoy and a laugh to share with my care team.

      6 months ago

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