Sorry if this is out of place, but it just occured to me and I was wondering how others told friends and neighbours that their mother, father, MIL, FIL etc actually had dementia. When I started to tell mater's friends and neighbours, I was shot down that I shouldn't tell them of her sickness. But I found that most when I told, nodded their heads and said "Yes we suspected for a while". This has led to some of mothers friends and neighbours now not visiting, or if they do they don't stop. Makes me wonder if she has said something to them, or are they embarressed. I know her house smells a little, and I did notice last time I was in there was a bag of pot pourri, I never got a change to ask where it came from. Just was wondering really.