For both the person living with a rare or young onset dementia and their romantic or intimate partners sexual need, desires and behaviours may shift and change. The Alzheimer’s Society in the UK has a comprehensive list of questions and answers regarding dementia’s effect on sex and intimacy.
We recommend reviewing materials which includes information on:
- Enjoying sex and intimacy after a dementia diagnosis
- Understanding why a sexual relationship may change
- How to cope with changes caused by a dementia diagnosis
- How to talk about dementia and intimacy