One of the ways humor can smoothen the aging process is by maintaining their social participation and ensuring they have an iden...
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...lluminate and combat ageism in society. Clearly these cases show that humor is an extremely versatile device in addressing a number of issues that come with aging, and is advantageous in smoothening the aging process as a whole. Upon studying the various cases Loe wrote about, I realized the role of humor in the lives of my aging relatives. My grandmother frequently tells stories similar to Ann’s in order to address and cope with subjection to mental and physical lapses as she ages and my grandfather frequently makes jokes like Eddie’s that poke fun at the issues that come with old age. Connecting these cases with my personal life leads me to believe that perhaps the role of humor in aging is understudied and underutilized in geriatrics. Perhaps it could prove to be a key cog in a formula for successful aging and I’m eager to see how it is addressed in the future.
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