How Can Dementia Affect Sexual Behaviour


Asked by shirl

How Can Dementia Affect Sexual Behaviour

How can dementia can affect sexual behaiour


Hi Shirl

There are a number of ways in which dementia/Alzheimer's affects the drive, the initiatation sex and carrying out the act of sex itself. Dementia affects memory, people's ability to carry out tasks and skills, the way they view themselves and others.

There is no reason why people with Alzheimer's should not keep on having sex but that drive does gradually deminish.

I have written two shareposts that gives a lot more detai and I hope will be helpful:

Intimacy and Alzheimer's: Is there a time to stop having sex?

Coping with Disinhibited and Inapproapriate Sexual Behavior

Best Wishes


Answered by Christine Kennard