Sex and Intimate Relationships

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This factsheet presented by the Alzheimer’s Society explains how dementia can affect the sexual feelings, desires and needs of people with dementia and their partners. It outlines some of the ways in which sexual behaviour can change and suggests some ways for partners to deal with these changes. It highlights some practical issues, and discusses forming new relationships and issues around consent.

Comprehensive, accessible overview of sex and intimacy and dementia suitable for anyone who wishes to develop an understanding of sex and intimate relationships of people living with dementia.

The factsheet is available for downloading or a hard copy can be ordered from the website.

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