If you are not sure which doctor to start with, perhaps the family dr should be the first stop. He or she might be able to help you. But for some of the elderly, yes narcotics can cause memory and reality issues. My Gma did horribly on Vicodin. Her confusion increased dramatically but she didn't have much choice because she had to take it due to a broken hip.
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