(Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday, August 7, 2019) – People struggling with Alzheimer’s can be withdrawn, depressed or actively surly. When caring for them caregivers often have no idea from moment to moment what they will be up against.

According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter activates and relieves stress responses and can stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation.

For seniors with Alzheimer’s or other dementias one-on-one time with a comedian can bring joy and ward off isolation. Laughter On Call’s comedy care brings positive energy and laughter to everyone. And training workshops for care providers—staff and family—teach proven tools to foster more humor and courage to help through hard times.

The burden of loneliness in our aging population shows how social isolation negatively influences physical health and mortality. Creating shared laughter and connection can impact and relieve this burden, especially with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, for both patients and caregivers.

Dani Klein Modisett founded Laughter On Call after seeing first-hand her mother who has Alzheimer’s benefit from comedy care. With her warm and charismatic presence, Dani has been working as a comedian for over 20 years and taught standup at UCLA for a decade. With her shows, books and teaching, she has brought laughter to the biggest changes and challenges in our lives—marriage, parenting and now senior care. The Laughter On Call team is made up of experienced comics, eager to provide courage, one laugh at a time. Each professionally-trained comedian on the team brings his or her unique talents to working with seniors with dementia. For more information visit, https://laughteroncall.com/.

 

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