People with Alzheimer’s disease may experience a change in their needs for intimacy: some no longer have an interest in sex while others have an increased interest in sex. Common intimacy and sexuality concerns included the person with Alzheimer’s disease undressing or touching themselves in public, becoming sexually aggressive, or making inappropriate sexual remarks. Please address any and all intimacy and sexuality concerns with a doctor. There are many strategies that caregivers can use when coping with intimacy and sexuality concerns.
Additional resources that provide more information on intimacy, sexuality, and Alzheimer’s disease
- Loss of Sexual Inhibition (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Intimacy and Sexuality (Alzheimer’s Society Canada)
- Intimacy, Sexuality, and Sexual Behavior: Sexuality and Alzheimer’s Disease (Alzheimer’s Association)
- Changes in Sexual Behavior (Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter)