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  • Humor and Parkinson’s disease

    Posted by ally on June 2, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Many people will tell you that laughter is the best medicine, and I agree! After a stressful few weeks, I could use a good laugh, and I’m sure I’m not alone. 

    What’s the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

    ally replied 3 months, 1 week ago 5 Members · 8 Replies
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  • daniel-novak

    June 6, 2023 at 9:51 am

    At times my shins look like they’ve been whipped with a cane. It’s almost embarrassing in public. I call them my Parkinson’s bed sores, the kind you get from repeatedly running into the corner of your bedframe !

    • ally

      June 7, 2023 at 3:58 pm

      LOL – sometimes things are so funny, they hurt! Thanks for sharing, Daniel. 🙂

  • alan-m

    June 7, 2023 at 12:45 am

    Hey Ally:  Over the past few weeks, I’ve stumbled onto three or four comedians online.  The final interview with Johnny Carson and Robin Williams.  Some stand up routines with Josh Stone (he’s a comic with Cerebral Palsy) and he’s a riot, and two especially hilarious routines from the same comic relief show starring George Carlin.

    How these guys make us laugh time and again is beyond me.  Guess that’s why we call them “Comedians”.  They mostly see the bizarre side of life I suppose.  I’m on the spectrum and have ZERO sense of humor.  But these blokes can make me laugh from my belly no matter what they speak about!  Kewl hh?

    • ally

      June 7, 2023 at 4:01 pm

      Alan, you’ve named some of my all-time favourite comedians! Thanks for the reminder to go back and watch some of their stand-up. I read recently that Robin Williams was one of the first people to visit Christopher Reeve in hospital after the accident that paralyzed him. Robin dressed up as a doctor and when he entered the room, he asked Christopher if he was ready for his rectal exam. It made Christopher laugh for the first time since his accident. Robin Williams was one of a kind!! 🙂

  • lori-deporter

    June 7, 2023 at 9:44 pm

    My husband and I attended an outdoor concert the other day. We were by far the youngest people in the audience. A gentleman named Ray went up and asked to sing with the band. They agreed as he gingerly tried to walk up the steps when he turned to come down, I got nervous and went up and escorted him down the steps. He then looked at me and said “the next dances is for me,”  I said, OK, we danced, and I learned that he had been dancing on rollerskates Until recently, when his wife died three months ago. He is 89 , Going up on stage, singing a cappella, and then dancing with the first lady he can get his hands on when he comes off the stage. He hung up his rollerskates, but he still can bust a move. but I think the biggest laughter came watching my husband as I booted him to the bench and danced with an 89-year-old gentleman. I’m just glad he didn’t ask me to get on rollerskates.

    • ally

      June 15, 2023 at 3:33 pm

      This is a delightful story, Lori! What a great memory for you and for Ray. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • troy

    June 15, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Hi Ally,

    We’ve been streaming According to Jim on a nightly basis, and it has me lol-ing on a nightly basis. There’s no single episode or moment; it’s all good. I agree that humor is the best medicine- if I need a good laugh, I’ll stream Seinfeld, Johnny Carson/David Letterman/Conan O’Brien, or Bob’s Burgers. In my opinion, the only medicine better than having a good laugh is giving one. I love to get people to laugh!!!

    • ally

      June 22, 2023 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you for sharing, Troy! I’m a big Seinfeld and Conan fan but I haven’t caught an episode of According to Jim so I’ll have to check it out. 🙂

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