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Change in sense of humour 'a sign of impending dementia'

An increasingly warped sense of humour could be an early warning sign of impending dementia, say UK experts.  The University College London study involved patients with frontotemporal dementia, with the results appearing in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Questionnaires from the friends and family of the 48 patients revealed many had noticed a change in humour years before the dementia had been diagnosed. This included laughing inappropriately at tragic events.

Read more on the BBC News website.