April is National Humor Month and as the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine.” If there is one prescription for caregivers to relief stress it is having a few giggles or a good laugh. Caregiving can bring sadness, fear, anxiety and frustration so finding your inner funny bone is not always easy. But there is a lesson to be learned from the statistics that children laugh on average 350 times a day and adults only 15 times daily.
Two caregivers who also happen to be comedic actors – Seth Rogen along with his wife Lauren Miller and Amy Schumer – are using their funny bones to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis respectively, two diseases that have impacted their families.
Read our CEO Sherri Snelling’s articles on humor and caregiving – a powerful elixir for stress relief:
Why Laughter is Crucial for Caregivers – originally published on PBS Next Avenue