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A Dark Sense of Humour and Dementia?

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  • pkadare
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    • Jun 2019
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    A Dark Sense of Humour and Dementia?

    The "an increasingly..." bit at the beginning of the article makes me feel better.
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  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 2917
    • Tennessee

    #2
    Terrified.

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    • Keiferr
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 963
      • Southeast Michigan

      #3
      I guess I've had dementia for the last 50 years then. This should be interesting!

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Ditto, Brother!
    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1191
      • Wilson County, TX
      • PrimoXL
        Maverick 732
        Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
        Thermapen
        Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
        Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
        Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

      #4
      I musta become demented when I went to work in hospice. Gotta have a different sense of humor there🙄🤗. We call it hospice humor, believe it or not.

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      • ofelles
        ofelles commented
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        I admire anyone who works in hospice.
        Humor helps break up the intensity of the reality.

      • Texas Larry
        Texas Larry commented
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        Yep, ofelles, my 12 years in hospice work was the most difficult but joyous time of my life, and the humor was s big part of it. It helped everyone along the way.
    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 1663
      • Brentwood CA
      • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
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        FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
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      #5
      I've had a bad case of Dementia all along then.
      On a more serious note, my wife has Alzheimer's and it is no joke or fun. I have heard it called the long good bye and that is accurate.

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      • ofelles
        ofelles commented
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        Hey, I don't want to squash this post!

        Let's laugh and enjoy the humor! Please.
    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2148
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

      #6
      Yeah, I'm screwed.

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7313
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        #7
        Uh oh!

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        • Potkettleblack
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          • Jun 2016
          • 1937
          • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
          • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
            Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
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            Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

          #8
          Crap.

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          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 6026
            • Colorado
            • > Weber Genesis EP-330
              > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
              > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
              > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
              > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
              to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
              > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
              > Thermoworks Smoke
              > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
              > Thermoworks Thermapen
              > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
              > Anova sous vide circulator
              > Searzall torch
              > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

              > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
              > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
              > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

            #9
            Double crap.

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            • Nate
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              • Apr 2015
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                ~Credit Manager for an Agriculture Coop.


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              #10
              Triple Crap!

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              • Oakgrovebacon
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 1812
                • South central Illinois

                #11
                Lots of crap!

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                • glitchy
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                  • Jul 2019
                  • 407
                  • Central IA
                  • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
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                    Fireboard w/Drive

                  #12
                  Explains why I cannot remember friends and co-workers names I guess.

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                  • gcdmd
                    Charter Member
                    • Sep 2014
                    • 960
                    • The Republic of Texas

                    #13
                    I spent most of my working life in the medical field, and I certainly agree with those who have pointed out the prevalence of dark humor as a survival tactic. I also believe in the MASH philosophy that you have to act crazy to keep from going crazy. Come to think of it, that probably applies to a lot of professions.

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                    • Tax Man
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 60
                      • Minnesota

                      #14
                      The human condition being what it is, I believe a sense of humor helps us deal with the bummers life inevitably brings us. Dark humor or any other kind of humor. Laughter is a release IMO.

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                      • ScottyC13
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                        • Jul 2019
                        • 439
                        • Boston Area
                        • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

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                          Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

                          Hobbies:
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                          Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

                        #15
                        What does it mean when you have a wicked sarcastic sense of humor (other than being from the Boston area)?

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