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How Laughter Therapy Can Benefit Those In Care Homes And Facilities For The Elderly.

I have seen first-hand how much laughter within facilities for the elderly can make such a positive impact on the well-being of residents. The atmosphere very quickly becomes lighter. the residents more relaxed and communicative and MUCH more playful. It really connects and brings out the best in them.

Laughter therapy could lead to reduced medication levels in aged care facilities

“The SMILE study, conducted by the University of NSW’s Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, has found bringing a smile to the face of an elderly person through playful interactions can significantly reduce agitation in nursing home residents.”
“It’s much better to have laughter intervention which has no negative consequences, where often using drugs has negative consequences such as drowsiness and other complications such as falls and social withdrawal.”

The full article can be found here: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/laughter-therapy-could-lead-to-reduced-medication-levels-in-aged-care-facilities-20150721-gihcr8.html#ixzz3h17O0Ks5

If you would like to bring a Laughter Workshop to your care home or facility for the elderly please get in touch.

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