It is very common for a person with dementia to exhibit unexpected or inappropriate sexual behavior and yet few resources exist to help partners, family members, caregivers, and others address it. Now for the first time, esteemed geriatric neuropsychiatrist Dr. Doug Wornell provides a compassionate and detailed understanding of the issue and strategies for how to cope in his title, Sexuality and Dementia: Compassionate and Practical Strategies for Dealing with Unexpected or Inappropriate Behaviors.
We recently spoke with Dr. Wornell about some of the most common issues and advice on how to respond to inappropriate sexual behaviors in dementia patients.
How to Handle Unexpected Sexual Behavior from a Spouse with Dementia
The Experience of My Patients and Their Spouses
Advice for Caregivers in a Facility