Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Joker, PBA, and Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer's 12

Joker 2019 and the others.

Are you a moviegoer?
You might enjoy to watch this movie, Joker.

Proud about the enthusiastic of folks in this world about this movie. A week after opening, Joker had made $548.2 million globally.

We knew, there is no joke in this Joker. The reviewers give many opinion about this rated R movie. Many pros and cons about the characters and violence of this villain.

One of my friend, Connie, is a movie-goer. She went to Movie Tavern Citiplace to enjoy this drama/thriller with two hours duration.

The next day I asked her what was the most interesting about the movie. Her answer is his laugh.

Absolutely, Joker is associated to laugh.

It was a nice talk with Connie about the character in the movie. The laugh of Joker, uncontrollable laugh, is a sign of his mental disorder. 


Uncontrollable and inappropriate laughing

Wondering about his uncontrollable laugh, we just googled it. We found that suddenly and involuntary outburst of laughing and/or crying in an exaggerated manner or inappropriately is one of signs of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA).

The episodes of PBA can last for several minutes and often occur many times in a day. Uncontrollable laughing and/or crying often occur with unrelated to mood state or social context, so this episodes can be troublesome in everyday life.

PBA is caused by a result of injury or trauma or disease that disrupts pathways in expression of emotion, which are the corticobulbar tracts and basal ganglia.

Symptoms of PBA commonly occur in people diagnosed with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer disease, traumatic brain injury, and stroke.

PBA is often unrecognized. A study from PRISM obtained data about PBA: approximately 2 million Americans are diagnosed with PBA, and over 7 million people are thought to have symptoms of PBA.

From their trial result, it was about 30% of patient with Alzheimer's Disease also have symptoms of PBA.

One thing I have learned from the buzzing of Joker movie today.

Alzheimer's Disease is not only about forgetfulness but also about displacement in the expression of their emotions.

87 comments:

  1. Well, it's not my kind of film, but I know my husband is going to enjoy the Joker.

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  2. Hi Evi i think this would be a good movie to go and see,i found your post very interesting my friend xx

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    1. I like that movie, Sheryl. Joker with his mental illness.
      Thanks.

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  3. Uy no sabía de esa enfermedad ni que estaba relacionada a la esclerosis múltiple o Alzheimer. La película esta genial te mando un beso

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  4. Yeah in my timeline social media most review about this movie but i can't give my opini about Joker and i don't know about his laugh is uncontrolled :p scarry

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  5. First, Evi, your article follows the lines of the previous ones and is an invaluable contribution on Alzheimer's disease. Second, I saw Joker already twice and I think it is a great movie, with a great script and a huge performance by its main star, but it is also a cinematographic work that provides an extraordinary metaphor about human duality, confirming that the opposites coexist in each of us, laughter and pain, crying and joy. Also the film puts its attention on the marginal and insane characters that are left aside by our society... In short, a small synthesis of what I think, Evi.

    A big big hug!!

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  6. Interesting insight into this disease of the film I have never seen the disease nest never cool takes away the joy of the sick and the family, although no one can reconcile with the disease and there are smiles.

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  7. I was in cinema in Joker - I love this lead actor

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  8. how nicely you linked the both topics dear Evi :)

    i loved the trailer of movie ,i have seen many movies of Joaquin and Robert is my favorite either
    thank you for mentioning it ,yes we are movie goer but not here ,no cinema around we see when we visit Karachi or Islamabad

    mental disorder and disease can lead to destructive behavior indeed
    blessings to you and family !

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  9. Planowałam obejrzeć ten film, a choroba, kojarzy mi się z błogim zapomnieniem i powrotem do lat z dzieciństwa. To obrona przed przyjęciem starości
    Opiekowałam się staruszką chorą , która nieustannie deklamowała wiersze z dzieciństwa i śpiewała piosenki

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  10. Come sempre un post interessante sulla malattia che ci trasforma, purtroppo. Grazie Evi, serena giornata:)
    sinforosa

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  11. Post sempre interessante, il disturbo mentale possono portare a comportamenti devastanti.
    Buona giornata.

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  12. I’ve watched a bit of the trailer,, it’s a scary one lol

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  13. I don't like Joker ...
    I understand that is a scary movie with a bit too much ... of everything!

    Have a nice day, Evi!
    Hugs from the Netherlands!

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  14. I'm curious about this movie. Does he refer to the "Suicide Squad"?

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  15. Nie lubię tego typu filmów. Informacje o PBA bardzo ciekawe.

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  16. Sempre articoli interessanti, e di grande attualità, nelle tue belle pagine.
    Un sorriso,silvia

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  17. I haven't seen this movie and I don't know if I will see it but I have to say that this uncontrolable laughter is a serious condition.

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  18. I did not watch the film. Mental disorder is a bad thing.

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  19. ohh that Joker film!!My son has watched it and he says it was a very good movie rated to 9,9 on IBDM..He said there is a story behind The Joker..a social story..Maybe related to TAXi Driver(Rober t De Nero or Al pacino cant remember) and one flew over the cucoos nest(Jack
    Nicholseon)It is all about people and the sociaty..He said the worst scene ever in Joker was when he tried to kill himself in a refrigiator.(kjøleskap)So sad

    About Altzenheimer it is a lack of some proteins yes I agree..It is difficult to see the difference "just old and" the sickness..I hope and do trust there will be a cure for Altzenheimer in the future..Good post !Evi!xxx

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  20. I want to see Joker :D!!!
    Have a nice day, Evi!

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  21. Love watching superheroes movies, but villains not that much. I may watch it till they have it on Netflix. Nice article on PBA!

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  22. Hello beautiful!
    I Want to see the filme
    Happy wednesday

    ❀ Fantasy Violet ❀
    Besotes! 💋💋

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  23. To ciekawe Evi, oby nasz śmiech był jak najdłużej zdrowy i radosny. Serdecznie pozdrawiam :)

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  24. Hi! I have to go to the cinema and watch that film. It looks good. Have a nice day!

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  25. Estupendo post ! Siempre escribes con tanto cariño! Espero verte pronto por mi blog ! Me encanta saber tu opinión sobre mis entradas! Feliz noche! 💙💙💙

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  26. I like joker. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  27. ótimo post!
    bjs
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  28. Aunque la enfermedad del alzheimer es preocupante, y más si se está en el ocaso de la vida, como yo lo estoy; pienso, que nunca la veré porque es un género de películas que no me atraen, y así evito ese llanto, y esa risa que después se olvidan, y procuro ocupar mi mente con otro tipo de películas que me transmitan emociones, y que estoy seguro que difícilmente se me olvidaran.... Todo en la vida es cuestión de gustos.
    Un abrazo, Evi.
    Un abrazo, Evi.

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  29. Cool post! I didn't watch joker.

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    Kisses ;*

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  31. This information was very helpful I know someone in the beginning stage of alzheimer thanks.

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  32. I was always scared of Joker when I was little :D
    And alzheimer's is an extremely nasty disease.

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  33. I am not sure but I think I have watched this movie. Looks scary!

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  34. How interesting that the movie made you look that up and learn that, thanks for sharing!

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  35. Fast time I hate this character, since I was so clinging to batman, LOL. But time after time I understand how complex human being are. And diseas? Specifically how it called to a certain name is still confuse me.

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  36. Very interesting post, Evi!
    I saw Joker last week and I really liked it, grat script, music, costumes and, above all, actor!
    It's a pretty though movie, really, but more than a movie about a mental illness, in my opinion, I think it's a metaphor of how these people (and human being in general) are treated in the modern society, and where (in the worst case) it can lead.
    XO
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  37. Thanks for another informative post:) And I am really dying to see the new Joker movie.

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  38. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-) 

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  39. Tus posts siempre son muy interesantes!!!

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  40. I have to see this movie, thanks for sharing!

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  41. Ir al cines es una forma de adquirir mas cultura

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  42. Kasihan ya joker ini. Semoga banyak yang bisa mengambil inti dari cerita ini. Untuk tidak melakukan kekerasan baik fisik maupun verbal. Karena bisa berpengaruh ke kesehatan mental seseorang. Saya blm nonton filmnya, cuma membava ulasan orang-orang. Karena sepertinya dilm ini kurang cocok untuk saya yg kalau liat film harus yang hepi ending

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  43. pingin banget nonton film ini tapi tak ada bioskop dekat rumah aku tunggu premier di HBO semoga 5 bulan ke depan

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  44. Interesting post.
    I don't like Joker.
    Kisses!

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  45. I don't Even know whether to go to this movie, it's not really my style, but it's so popular. I like the Joker performed by Jared Leto, he is such an interesting man))
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  46. Tengo que ver esta película. Muy interesante lo que compartes. Saludos amiga.

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  47. No he visto la película, pero me gustará conocer algo sobre ella antes de quedarme sorprendida sin saber realmente de qué va.
    Un beso.

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  48. Fantastic post. I watched the movie and I think it's some kind of masterpiece- absolutely worth to watch it - this pictures, script, cast - I love it.

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  49. Un post muy oportuno. Gracias porque posiblemente vea la película dentro de poco.
    Un saludo~

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  50. Nice post dear! Thanks for sharing! xx

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  51. A great review indeed, thanks for sharing!

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  52. Jeden z moich ulubionych bohaterkow filmowych

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  53. Although normally I seldom watch movies now I'm seriously thinking about watching this movie. Thanks for the tip, der Evi!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  54. I have seen the trailer for this film. From the trailer, it seemed to be that Joker is portrayed as a troubled and clinically depressed individual. You're right that uncontrollable laughing and crying can be a symptom of a disease. It can be a brain disease but also mental illness. Sometimes it is hard to separate between the two. Chronic illnesses are often followed up by depression and in many cases a person can suffer from both. I hope some days there will be a cure.

    I'm not sure I'm going to see this movie, but I heard good things about it. One psychologist I follow on YouTube has recommended it. I also agree with Silvia that this movie isn't just about mental or health issues, it is also about modern society and isolation.

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  55. Tyle pozytywnych opinii słyszałam o tym filmie, że chcę go zobaczyć ;)

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  56. Very interesting and informative contribution.
    Nice weekend.

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  57. Hi Evi I'm a moviegoer. I saw Joker and loved the film. And realy The joker's laugh is one of the hallmarks of his mental disorder.
    The movie is impactful and brings several subjects to discuss.
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  58. I haven't had the chance to watch this movie yet... donno why...

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  59. You surprised me this time, by telling us about something fundamental about that disease, of which, I still hadn't noticed it.
    Have a happy Monday and good week!

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  60. My husband watched a bootleg copy of Joker but I have not seen it yet. Hoping to see it in the theater soon.

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  61. That´s great post

    Kisses
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  62. he later clarified that "the movie's not set up to [have] a sequel. We always pitched it as one movie, and that's it. 123movie

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