Care recipient (cr) has memory loss or cognitive issues and isn’t as sexually active or intimate as she use to be with her partner

Try: Focus on other ways to show affection try other nonsexual forms of touching such as giving a massage hugging and dancing consider other ways to meet sexual needs some care givers cg report that they masturbate to meet sexual needs

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Communication, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Sexuality Intimacy, Social, Gender, Male, Female, Touch, So-So Touch, Poor Touch, Verbal Communication, So-So Verbal Comm, Poor Verbal Comm, Cognitive Awareness, Somewhat Aware, Unaware, Long-Term Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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References: caring for a person with alzheimer’s disease your easy-to-use guide from the national institute on aging by national institute on aging 2011 available at www nia nih gov

Keywords: Sex sexuality intimacy relationships marriage communication memory loss cognitive impairment

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