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24/02/2015 12:18 GMT | Updated 24/02/2015 12:59 GMT

Elderly Man With Dementia Can't Follow Most TV Shows, But 'Jackass' Gives Him A Giggle

This grandfather can't follow complex storylines because he has dementia, so many TV shows are off the table.

But one program still brings him great joy - 'Jackass'.

Ashley Migneault uploaded this video to reddit showing the elderly man giggling away at the slapstick show.

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Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius & Jason "Wee Man" Acuña star in the short-lived cult classic

The TV series ran from October 2000 to February 2002 on MTV, picking up a huge cult following and defining the quickfire slapstick genre.

The show's unique brand of self-injuring stunts combined with cruel pranks led to several films and a host of spin-offs, including Wildboyz and Viva La Bam.

'Jackass' ended after only three seasons, with main man Johnny Knoxville citing arguments with MTV's censors for the show's demise.

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Dementia affects more than 800,000 people in the UK alone. Symptoms can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.

It occurs when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.

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