The Smile Within
01 March, 2012
Don’t miss the broadcast of The Smile Within on Compass, ABC1, 6:30pm, Sunday 4 March 2012.
The Sydney Multisite Intervention of LaughterBosses™ and ElderClowns (SMILE) Study is the world’s first high quality large scale research project that examined the effects of humour therapy on older people with dementia.
The primary aim of the SMILE study was to examine the effects of humour therapy on mood, social engagement and agitation.
The 40 minute film, which will air on Compass, was made to document the study. It follows comedian Jean-Paul Bell as he delivers the humour intervention to residents in aged care facilities.
The heart-warming film provides a fascinating insight into how life can be improved in aged care facilities and shows we don’t stop living, till we stop breathing*. (*Jean-Paul Bell)
To view the trailer click here: http://thesmilewithin.com.au/