Title:Sexuality and the Alzheimer's Patient.
Publication Year: 1993.
Corporate Name: Bryan ADC.
Source: Durham, NC: Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Center., Duke University Medical Center. 1993. 64 p.
Abstract: This guide discusses issues of sexuality and intimacy for persons with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The information is intended to assist professional and family caregivers in meeting the needs of the individual with Alzheimer's disease and the well spouse. The guide addresses issues affecting the person with Alzheimer's disease, including their affection and self esteem needs, the effects of the disease on marital intimacy, inappropriate sexual behaviors, the need to touch and be touched, and their sexual needs. It answers questions about sexuality commonly asked by spouse caregivers, explores myths about sexuality and aging that can negatively affect sexual beliefs and behaviors, and discusses alternatives for the well spouse to meet his or her own sexual needs. Issues regarding dementia and sexuality are also examined from the perspectives of the social worker, clergy, and physician. Other topics include the effects of medications on sexual function, coping strategies and approaches to self care for the spouse caregiver, managing sexual behaviors in the nursing home, and choosing professionals who can help with sexual questions. The guide includes an annotated list of suggested readings, bibliography with 51 references, and list of resources for further information.
Notes: Copyright: Yes.
Available from the Duke Family Support Program, at the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Center. Box 3600, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710. ( 800) 672-4213 (in North Carolina) or (919) 660-7510 (outside of North Carolina). Website: www.geri.duke.edu/service/dfsp/DFSPpublicationlist020808.pdf. PRICE: $10.00, postage and handling included.
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