Burden of secrecy when you care for a parent who behaves in sexually inappropriate ways.
My father makes sexually inappropriate advances, verbal and mildly physical (touching and grabbing--he's very frail, so it's not a physical hazard, just emotionally uncomfortable), to me and his aide and occasionally to others. It is not clear whether he knows who we are when he does this, and he switches between this and "normal" confused behavior without any seeming awareness.
He was never this way before he developed dementia. He is incontinent, wheelchair and bed bound.
I don't like to invite friends to our home because I don't want them to see him like this. I talk only to his doctor, my husband and sisters and my therapist about this distressing behavior.
I would like to know if other caregivers encounter this sort of problem. It is very distressing and isolating.