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Yes, this is a very difficult behavior to address. Not only does it feel inappropriate because of the change in status (you spend a lot of time caring for him but he sometimes doesn’t know who you… read more
Yesterday my husbands doctors office called and told me his doctor wanted me to call my husbands insurance company and request in home psychiatric care. Apparently I have to call myself and initiate the request. Does anyone have experience with psychiatric care visits and did you find them useful?
Eva, my husband also displayed inappropriate touching of women after being in Memory Care, was also most agitated and uncooperative- they put him on Dekapote which helps mania and his behavior has… read more
Am shopping for a recliner for my husband who has early onset AD. We found a recliner that meets our needs except it has a power lift which we never considered buying. He doesn’t currently need a power lift, but is getting one now a wise choice considering his future needs? The lift does add to the cost of the recliner. Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts/experience!
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?
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… read more
Mum (87), severe memory loss, is in "Transitional Care" in a coed locked unit. The staff on weekdays are excellent, very short-staffed on weekends, so although I live two hours away, I'm trying to be there every weekend. Mum is confused about a male patient in a wheelchair whom she is convinced is my Dad. She is getting FAR too intimate with him, pushing him in his wheelchair, kissing the back of his head, whispering in his ear. She gets very angry if the staff call him by his real name or try… read more
Thank you so much! Dad finally got over his fear of visiting and went for the first time this week. It went well, so I'm hoping he'll now go more often and that it will help. The staff are very aware… read more
You should get a hold of the book the 36 hour day. It helps you with that. Try at not get upset and go with the flow or change the subject I just encouraged my friend to dance with me as I was not… read more
Has anyone experienced hypersexuality in their loved one? After a couple of years of absolute no interest in intimacy, now my husband is obsessed with becoming sexually active constantly. Looking for suggestions to handle this situation and to determine if it is common.
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Norman has just been on Donepezil 5 mg just last week upped to 10 no decrease in libido.as of yet
I would never allow Norman to become unapropriate with others !
At the… read more
My husband is 76 and was diagnosed with MCI a yr ago. How father and sister both had Alzheimer’s. He displays all the typical traits of mci. Forgetful, looses items, difficulty with tasks , disorientation. The only thing he never forgets is intimate relationship ( sex) every week. More often if possible. Is this normal. It is very difficult to control and is a difficult subject for me to address. I am 73
Sure is. Even when they are no more able to perform, they remember and think they can! They like to masterbate. I think it is hard wired. It helps me to remember that it is part of the disease! I… read more
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