Thanks so much for this hilarious post on laughing and it’s benefits, Sally! I’m reblogging it on my children’s blog, because the videos of the laughing babies reminded me of how wonderful it can be to simply see the world as a happy place – like it should be and laughter reminds us not to forget to do so. 😄😅😂🤣😆🤓
One of the causes of dementia is lack of stimulation. Visual, aural, verbal. For elderly people the world begins to shrink back until they are restricted in movement within a small space, with perhaps just the television or radio for company. Even with the television you will find that eventually there will only be one or two channels watched; the news, soap operas and more than likely Midsummer murders!
This is why any social interaction is so important as we get older. For most, not all, our natural instinct is to recede to a safe zone but those who do stay in the world and continue to laugh, enjoy new music, movies, plays and group activities, stay mentally and physically healthier.
About 12 years ago my…
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