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Humour Getting Weirder? Well, That's A Possible Sign of Dementia

Update Date: Nov 12, 2015 01:25 PM EST

The presence of variations in terms of memory loss as well as blatant inclinations in the dimensions of humor can be an obvious sign of frontotemporal dementia.

Scientists have figured out some clear indicators for the impending frontotemporal dementia, which involves disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes or temporal lobes.

Initiated at the University College of London, the study incorporated patients with the frontotemporal dementia, with results being published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

According to BBC, families of the 48 sufferers were thoroughly investigated and proved that the patients displayed variations in their respective behavior and attitude by displaying a unique sense of humor as well as memory concerns. The families reported that the patients exhibited unusual and absurd kind of wit, which involved laughing at tragic, unfortunate events.

Irish Times claims, ‘The study found patients laughed at “frankly inappropriate” moments, including watching news reports about natural disasters, or seeing a car parked badly. One recalled a relative laughing after a loved one badly scalded herself’.

Such uncontrollable behaviors are a sign of forthcoming dementia and is a clear pointer of the imminent disease. Along with that, language disturbances, personality issues and difficulties in terms of adjusting within the social sphere are the most common form of signals. Scientists, on the other hand claims that they need to dig deeper in order to analyze these humor changes so that they can well comprehend the approaching signs.

According to Irish Times, Dr Simon Ridley, of Alzheimer’s Research UK claims that whoever experiences such variations in their loved one’s behavior, they should immediately consult their GP.

Such fluctuations in terms of personalities can serve as an accurate pointer for those who are about to get acquainted with disease, which can be quite advantageous for close family and friends for a qualified prognosis.

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