My Dad has dementia and he's a recovering alcoholic. He's in a locked memory care unit. I like to invite him along to outings and he's gone several times to this one couple's house, by invitation. I accommodate him by taking along nonalcoholic or low (1%) alcohol wine/beer. Then other times when it's couples only, he's not invited. Fine. Yesterday was Superbowl Sunday and we were invited to this couple's house, not my Dad. When the party was over the hostess said I could have invited my Dad (thanks for telling me now). But I kind of just avoided the whole issue b/c in addition, my bf doesn't like watching sporting events with Dad because he feels like my Dad will vote for the opposite team to be antagonistic, and I always get caught in the middle. It's embarrassing that he takes sports so seriously that he gets angry at someone with dementia, IMHO. When I got home there was a message from my Dad, he knew it was Superbowl Sunday and what was I doing? I felt so bad. I want to be an advocate for my Dad but I feel like people don't want him along that much. Also let me add I don't own a TV and I'm not crazy about bringing my Dad to a sports bar and then telling him he can't drink. So going off alone with him is not really an option. So it would be me and him sitting in his room and he would definitely prefer to go out and would ask all these questions why I wouldn't take him along, where's my bf, etc.