I believe that my brother, who is only 46 this year is in the early stages of alzheimers. My father unfortunately died of alzheimers when he was only 66 and whilst he was only diagnosed with alzheimers about 3 to 4 years prior to his death, I myself and my mother believe that he had suffered with it for many years but we all found it impossible to get a doctor to believe us or do anything about it. We now have the same problem with my brother. His marriage has now broken down (about a year ago), I believe as a result of his symptoms. He is seeing his doctor regularly but I don't feel that he is putting his symptoms across properly. He has mentioned on a couple of occasions about his loss of memory etc but the doctor has said that this is all due to depression because of what he is going through in his personal life. Unfortunately he wouldn't be going through a divorce if it wasn't for his symtoms but I don't think that the doctor is aware that the symptoms arose long before the decline of his marriage. He has now been on anti-depressants for a year and his symptoms are no better. My husband met one of my brother's work colleagues a few days ago in the pub and he asked my husband about my brother, he mentioned that my brother is constantly fogetting things at work and that they are trying to look after him - but I wonder how long it will be before his symptoms are noticed by his employees - this is worry! I just wondered if anyone has any advice or has been in a similar situation. My mother, whilst trying to cope, after going through a very bad time with my father is finding it all very stressful and I think somehow blames herself - not that she has anything to blame herself for. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated - it has helped just talking about it. Thank you.