My wife was diagnosed with Early On-set Alzheimer's approx 14 Years ago. 2 months ago we admitted her to a very good care Home. She seems to have settled-in very well. However, quite often when visiting her she is making a continuous low level whining noise. This also happens when I am not there. The care home has not been able to identify the cause of this noise. I have a theory as follows. In a "nut shell", my wife's brain is slowly dying. If a part of my own body were "dying" I would be in pain and would take medication to control the pain. If a part of my brain started to die off I am sure that I would get a headache. I would then take pain killers. Does anyone know if pain killers are routinely prescribed to Alzheimer's sufferers?