Comedian Jim Breuer on Caring for his Dad and the Importance of Laughter
Good afternoon caregiving community!
Last year, AARP held a comedy event for caregivers in LA featuring some outstanding comedians. One of those comedians, Jim Breuer, actually cared for his father, who had Alzheimer's. In a recent video, put together by AARP Studios, Jim discusses the importance of laughing through the tough times.
I love this video because I feel like Jim and I think alike - especially the last thing he says in the video. Made me cry but made me feel so good that there are others out there who feel the way I do about caregiving.
Tough watching video, and I'm sure every caregiver & former caregiver can relate to it! The scene where he's checking his father's progress in the bathroom, and comes out gagging .. I unfortunately remember the one time I had to deal with an accident. And his comment about "don't give him any fruit or salad", made me laugh! I remember some well-meaning friend or relative suggesting vegetables for my aunt, and I thought, "She has no clue!"