Altered Sense of Humor in Dementia

  title={Altered Sense of Humor in Dementia},
  author={Camilla Neergaard Clark and Jennifer M. Nicholas and Elizabeth Gordon and Hannah L. Golden and Miriam H. Cohen and Felix J. Woodward and Kirsty Macpherson and Catherine F. Slattery and Catherine J. Mummery and Jonathan M. Schott and Jonathan D. Rohrer and Jason D Warren},
  booktitle={Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD},
Sense of humor is potentially relevant to social functioning in dementias, but has been little studied in these diseases. We designed a semi-structured informant questionnaire to assess humor behavior and preferences in patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD; n = 15), semantic dementia (SD; n = 7), progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA; n = 10), and Alzheimer's disease (AD; n = 16) versus healthy age-matched individuals (n = 21). Altered (including frankly inappropriate… CONTINUE READING