Title:Thousand Tomorrows: Intimacy, Sexuality And Alzheimer's.
Publication Year: 1995.
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Corporate Name: Terra Nova Films.
Source: Chicago, IL: Terra Nova Films. 1995. (videocassette).
Physical Description: 1/2 in VHS videocassette (31 min), col.
Abstract: This 30-minute video explores Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its effect on sexuality and relationships. Three married couples discuss their intimacy problems due to AD and provide observations on their overall relationships. Some couples reveal that hypersexuality has become a part of their lives. While this is not an uncommon occurrence, when it becomes chronic it may take a toll on the relationship. Most often a decline in intimacy is experienced. This decline not only comes from the person who has AD, but can also come from the caregiving spouse because of the role change that is experienced from sexual partner to caregiver or parent. The couples say that frustration is a common element as one spouse becomes increasingly more forgetful and helpless in handling their daily affairs; however, there sometimes arises a stronger relationship due to these difficulties. A very frequent problem in intimacy also arises when the people with AD begin to not recognize their wives or husbands. When this occurs, the couples have all said that sex no longer is a loving activity; instead, it becomes a meaningless exercise. In addition to the videotape, a manual titled 'Sexuality and the Alzheimer's Patient' (see: AZDC04247) more directly addresses the many problems and concerns about intimacy experienced by couples who are involved in an AD relationship.
Notes: Copyright: Yes.
Available from Terra Nova Films. 9848 South Winchester Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643. (800) 779-8491; (773) 881-8491; FAX: (773) 881-3368. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.terranova.org. PRICE: $189.00 purchase or $55.00 (rental) plus $9.00 shipping and handling. Also available in DVD format for same price.
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