Last week I took MIL to the doctors for one of her many checkups and an embarrassing incident occurred that I don't want to experience again! Her doctors surgery always has a long wait time even when you've made the appointment a week in advance and then you are kept waiting anything up to an hour. This particular occasion I decided to take a newspaper in with us so that it would while away the time and stop MIL getting anxious about how long we were having to wait. We were looking through the paper quite happily when my MIL quite out of the blue looks at one headline and attempts to read it then laughs loudly out loud. The headline in question was about someone committing suicide. I could not believe it and was in shock for a moment and then pulled myself together and said oh that's awful. I then had to turn round to the people sitting behind us and mouth "I'm so sorry she's got dementia!" Has anyone else got experience of similar embarrassing incidents and if so how do you get round them. On this occasion all I could think about was changing the subject quickly and moving on to something else.