Care cr is depressed and is limiting interaction with others as a result caregiver (cg) is also becoming depressed and reluctant to communicate

Try: #the caregiving relationship can be lonely and depressing for both the cr and cg try reading humorous essays or old joke books out loud to the cr this could cause a two-fold effect it will cheer you up and maybe you will laugh out loud your laughter may be contagious and the smile on your face may soon be reflected in the mood of the cr laughter can break down the barriers to communication and be a good starting point for interaction #look for collections of humorous essays or jokes if the cr has a favorite columnist look for collections of past columns find old joke books in second hand bookstores books and cartoons can also be located free online

Materials: Humorous essays or old joke books

Categories: Communication, Emotional Psychological, Social, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Independence, Some Supervision

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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