By Sam Shumway
AARP Wyoming 

Laughter helps mental well-being


November 28, 2018

What did the dog say when he sat on a piece of sandpaper? Rough.

As the father of five, I am no stranger to lame “dad jokes,” but a new study suggests laughter is a large component of maintaining positive mental well-being, brain health, and even decreased instances of dementia.

According to data recently released by The Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), an ability to maintain a positive sense of mental well-being is related to better brain health and even lower dementia rates in older adults. The GCBH defines mental well-being as a person’s experience of feeling good, functionin...

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