My dad has dementia. About 2 years ago an acquaintance cracked a joke that dementia was the best way to go out - she said "because you make new friends every day!!" I thought it was a horrible thing to say but I kept my mouth shut (she said it in front of a room full of people, all I could do was pick my jaw up off the floor). I found out last week that her husband has just been diagnosed with early stages of dementia. Now keep in mind that these are people that I like, and I would never ever wish this on anyone. I just found it ironic in addition to feeling bad for them.