My Mother has become very rude to people when we go out. She will walk into a restaurant, and tell the Host very loudly, "I better get a good meal, because the last time I was here the service and food were lousy." Then she repeats this to the waitperson, complains about the menu items, there is too much food, etc. My Father feels that this is a normal part of old age, and that I should tolerate it. I told my Father that I do not want to go places with them since my Mother cannot behave appropriately. My husband and children are embarrassed when these incidents occur. I do not feel that I am wrong in not wanting to be put in these situations. My Father says that My Mother will not go to the Dr. to be evaluated for Dementia/Alzhheimers/depression. I bought the book, "Coping with your difficult older parent" which is extremely helpful, but our relationship is so strained.