Sexuality and intimacy between individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their partners: Caregivers describe their experiences

Malathy Kuppuswamy, Helen D. Davies, Adam P. Spira, Antonette M. Zeiss, Jared R. Tinklenberg

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Abstract

Partners of individuals with Alzheimer's disease (AD) face profound changes in their relationships. Little research has investigated the impact of dementia on sexual function and relationships. This paper presents data concerning sexual intimacy within couples affected by AD. Participants' responses were striking for their heterogeneity. Implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Gerontologist
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Couples
  • Dementia
  • Relationships

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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