Hi there! This is your friendly senior care professional, Ollie! I wanted to speak to you on the power of humor.
Humor facilitates a positive care provider-client relationship. There is nothing we want more than our loved ones to feel safe with those providing care!
Humor is life affirming. One of the things that makes us human is our ability to be creative- embrace that with a sense of humor!
Humor increases social cohesion and interaction. Human connection is crucial to a healthy mind!
Humor reduces stress and can “lighten the mood.” Don’t worry about things you can’t change- laugh through it instead!
Humor even exercises the brain! The brain has to work hard to make different connections when creating or interpreting humor.
I encourage you and your loved ones to incorporate humor in your day to day life. It does more than put smiles on faces: it can facilitate positive change! Even the silliest of puns or “dad jokes” can make a difference.