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My mom has now been experiencing. Sexual. Feelings and actually enjoying the encounters this is new and can happen anywhere. I am dumbfound she did admit something is wrong and she don't know what's going on but she says she feels wonderful I just hate i have to witness it. So any suggestions my new family?

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

This is common with some dementia patients. RuthBreton is right that it won't last and it is the disease not the person. You could print a business card with something like, "Thank you for your patience/understanding. My loved one has Alzheimer's Disease [dementia]." Hand one out to let them know she is not responsible for her actions and at the same time, it won't embarrass her.

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

This is categorized as inappropriate behavior. Have you tried redirecting when she talks of it? Take comfort that this will not last.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hypersexuality is not uncommon with Alz and there is lots of info online.

posted over 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband wants me to sit with him while he reads the funnies or does the crossword puzzle. I try to remember it's the disease and not him. And it probably won't last.

posted about 3 years ago
A myALZteam Member said:

John just wants to hug and massage me, all of the time, a bit much but harmless. He is very needy and doesn’t like me to be far away, even in the next room.
Sometimes I have other things to do and he doesn’t let me, he will pout and get upset. He is very happy when I lay and watch TV (or go on my iPad) I show him interesting pictures on FB and he likes that.

posted about 3 years ago
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