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Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia board

I getting more and more frightened. My father as in the previous post from Lori has been suffering what I would call the full blown effects of Alz.. Of seven brothers and sisters only one has not shown the effect of late onset alz. (my observations).
Now I have had several injuries (none brain but whiplash) and I suffer from chronic pain and take slow release morphine. I labour sometimes to remember how to finish sentences and tip of the tounge words. I have to think very hard for locations of places and telephone numbers. I also had a person tell me they asked me a question I totally did not hear them ask. I am scared to death that this is something I can not overcome. What ARE the signs? can I do anything to stop it? Could the stress of the pain do this to me-?