1. Wendy C

    Wendy C Registered User

    Jan 29, 2012
    121
    West Midlands
    Hi. The last few times I have been to see Mom, she keeps giggling at us. The carers say she giggles at them as well. I am not sure to make of this. It is very strange but chuckles away. Anyone else had this?
     
  2. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,829
    UK
    My mum seems to giggle a lot more these days at the oddest things, in fact we are sitting here watching tv and shes giggling. Nothing funny is being said or done. A bit inappropriate too, but she giggles at people when we are out.
     
  3. canary

    canary Registered User

    Feb 25, 2014
    10,214
    Female
    South coast
    Its called emotional lability, Wendy. People with this often cry for no reason too. Its a symptom of dementia (among other things) Im afraid, though not a common one.
    I thought this site looked helpful

    http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-emotional-lability.htm
     
  4. Miss Dew

    Miss Dew Registered User

    Aug 5, 2015
    2
    Wiltshire
    my Mum giggles a lot, she wakes in the morning chuckling away to herself. I am delighted for her that her mood is so buoyant and she is enjoying her self so much it overflows with giggles and smiles .
     
  5. Wendy C

    Wendy C Registered User

    Jan 29, 2012
    121
    West Midlands
    Thank you for that. Very interesting. Its just very odd sat talking to my Mom and she giggles. Glad its giggling rather than crying.
     
  6. Wendy C

    Wendy C Registered User

    Jan 29, 2012
    121
    West Midlands
    What strange symptoms we are experiencing with this disease.
     
  7. lavenderblue

    lavenderblue Registered User

    Nov 2, 2014
    23
    UK
  8. lavenderblue

    lavenderblue Registered User

    Nov 2, 2014
    23
    UK
    Stroke patients may also experience PBA. My father suffered a severe stroke several years before he died which left him considerably disabled and with virtually no speech. Post-stroke, he was prone to involuntary episodes of laughter which were not related to amusing situations or necessarily a reflection of his mood, and were sometimes triggered by embarrassment or frustration.

    There's more information here:

    http://www.pbainfo.org/science
     
  9. Long-Suffering

    Long-Suffering Registered User

    Jul 6, 2015
    426
    I'm happy any time my dad isn't crying. It's lovely to see him laughing or giggling, however inappropriate it is. He isn't often happy these days. Poor old ******.

    LS
     
  10. Kijo

    Kijo Registered User

    Feb 9, 2014
    31
    My OH will often have small laughs throughout the day for no reason that I can see. Occassionally I will ask him what he is thinking about that makes him laugh, but he never has an answer; it is like he doesn't realize he laughed out loud.
    His response at some situations can drive me crazy because he will giggle or laugh at what I think are serious situations - it's like his response meter is mixed up. He knows it is not funny, but still has a laugh anyway.
    Thank you for providing links re: PBA, it helps to understand these oddities.
     
  11. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
    3,836
    Sidcup
    My MIL giggles loads of times during the night! We hear it on the baby monitor
     

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