“Altered Sense of Humor in Dementia,” published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, looked at 48 patients with various forms of dementia. Caregivers were asked to fill out a questionnaire that dealt with how the patients reacted to several different kinds of comedy genres. It also asked the caregivers about the patients' reactions to these genres before dementia had occurred. There was also a control group of non-dementia patients who were consulted about their preferences.
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