Author: Douglas Wornell MD

Douglas Wornell MD is the author of Sexuality and Dementia: Compassionate and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Unexpected or Inappropriate Behaviors. Check out his book for more tips and advice on living with or taking care of a person with dementia. He writes frequently for

Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias

What Happens to Your Sex Life When Your Partner Develops Dementia?


By Douglas Wornell MD What happens with sex in an established relationship -- perhaps one that’s been going on for decades -- when dementia enters the picture? At first glance, one might guess that the couple is likely older and sex isn’t happening anyway. Secondly, many may feel that the dementia will only push the couple further apart and therefore extinguish what glimmer of sexual activity was happening.

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