"It's a fantastic piece of acting by Meryl Streep, but you can't help wondering, why do we have to have this film right now."
- DAVID CAMERONBritish Prime Minister, questioning the timing of The Iron Lady, which is about Margaret Thatcher. Cameron thinks it was "more about ageing and elements of dementia rather than about an amazing prime minister"
"I wouldn't wish this on a rabid dog. It is the most terrifying illness on the face of the earth.
- LAURA CUARTAS,an 82-year-old Colombian woman whose four children suffer from early-onset Alzheimer's; the family, genetically destined for the disease, will be part of an experiment to see if giving treatment before symptoms appear can prevent dementia
"There's not going to be any pity party and I'll make sure of that."
- PAT SUMMITThead women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, announcing she has been diagnosed with early-onset dementia; Summitt, who has coached the Lady Vols to 8 national championships, said she will continue to coach
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