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Laughter helps when living with Alzheimer's

10:44 AM, Mar. 18, 2013
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There's nothing funny about Alzheimer's. But in the 13 years I lived with the disease, I learned that a good laugh is often the best medicine.

Before Alzheimer's claimed her life, I tried to make my wife, Maxine, as happy as possible every day of the week. Even though she had lost her memory, she responded cheerfully to amusing stories of our marriage and to my limited repertoire of jokes.

One thing about Alzheimer's, you can repeat a story or gag to a victim of Alzheimer's, and it's always new. ...

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