Days of Laughter, Days of Grief

A lifelong friend received the worst kind of news not long ago when he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and given a matter of a few months to live. It had spread to his liver and lungs, and because of its total involvement with his liver it was considered inoperable. They gave him chemo and test trials of various possible cures but nothing worked.  The “Big C,” as he put it, could not be stopped. “I am being …

The Takeway: Humor Therapy Helps Dementia Patients; Moderate Intensity Exercise May Be Best

An Australian study finds ‘humor therapy’ decreases agitation in nursing home dementia patients as well as antipsychotic medicines … Middle-aged women who engage in moderate-intensity exercise more likely to enjoy and stick with it then intense exercisers.