of Karen's other pursuits:
"Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh"
View a highlights video clip for "Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh"
Karen was funded to write and tour a show called " Sometimes Ya
Gotta Laugh" which is about Alzheimer's disease, caregiving, humor
and stress. She performs the show with her husband and fellow actor Mondy
Carter. It is educational as well as entertaining. She has written a book
the same name, which is available for purchase.
Email Karen for purchasing details.
Comments about the book
"Sometimes Ya Gotta Laugh":
"The book is a refreshing heads-up at what the world of dementia
is really like. It is a reminder to join in that world and enjoy the lighter
moments with the person and family. It is a gentle reminder to adjust
your tolerance and patience level, enjoy the moment, and go with the flow---low,
slow, and mellow. It is a stress-reducer and a spirits-raiser. It enables
caregivers to understand a little bit more, to accept a little bit more,
and to enjoy a little bit more. Every caregiver should read it!"
- Linda Beaudoin. RN
"This book sits at the corner of my desk all the time! It is the
kind of book that I pick up as I'm going into a meeting, or planning a
talk or presentation, to look for a "bridge" exercise, a story
or information, or some pearl of Karen's that will make my point easier
to remember, more real to my staff, or just more fun to learn! It is a
must for managers who are helping others learn about dementia care! Thanks
for sharing with us Karen."
- Beth Meyer-Arnold, RN "
Thank you for your book. I enjoyed it so much that I am buying 5 more
copies to give to my friends."
- Family caregiver "
We stayed up all night and laughed and cried. We read the book all together.
It is really great and thank you for writing it."
- Group at Alzheimer Association conference
The “hands on” games and role playing were my favorite part of the whole program. They taught me more about myself, how my residents feel and live every day, and I got to know my coworkers better.
~ In the Moment Workshop Participant