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    Comedy and dementia

    Hi Dimpsy, I am glad to hear your mum enjoys the cinema! :-) Does she sit through an entire movie? Also, have you yourself tried to use more humour in your interactions with your mum? Sia
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    Murder pending!!

    I guess that means he is also not keen on activities specifically for dementia patients ... (Alzheimers org uk website has links for such activities.) How about vigorous exercise to make him sleepy? Then you can sneak out. :-)
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    Comedy and dementia

    A well-written post. I enjoyed it. :-) Useful insight. Who isn't trying to relive their youth? I keep watching re-runs of Friends and Seinfeld ...
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    Entertainment

    When your husband goes to the pictures, is that new films or films he saw before? Does he prefer a particular genre, e.g. comedy, action, romance?
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    Comedy and dementia

    Thanks, Louise. I appreciate the detail. :) We are thinking about potential onset of depression. Hence, we were considering how to build a buffer. Traditional CBT is out of the question, as she has lost speech. We thought exercise and comedy could be part of a treatment.
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    Murder pending!!

    Is there a possibility of you booking an event for him, and that giving you some free time? E.g. a massage for him, or tickets for a comedy show?
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    Comedy and dementia

    Hi Palerider, Very interesting! Thanks for taking the time to reply. We thought about the logistics of going to a comedy club and thought about hiring a comedian instead and sending him to my friend's mum. We shall see ... Sia
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    Entertainment

    Hi Nae, Thank you for the welcome. Interesting re music. I'll google some events. I had read a study on the efficacy of comedy workshops. Carers described that it brought 'patients back to life'. There was also some stuff re effects of comedy on patient outcomes. Hence, I was curious if anyone...
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    Comedy and dementia

    Hi all, My friend's mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia recently. We are considering how to improve her quality of life. 1) Have you watch comedies or standup with dementia patients? 2) Do they react? What has been your experience? 3) What type of comedy or standup did dementia patients...
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    Entertainment

    Hi wightdancer, My friend's mum has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. Out of curiosity, what sort of things do you now still do to entertain your wife? Do you guys watch comedies or listen to music? Best wishes, Sia