My husband is taking Galantamine, which has made him easier to live with, but his sex drive is up! How do I handle this?

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My husband has early onset of Alzheimer's. He has always had a one-track mind! He has always been a very difficult person and I've suffered verbal and sexual abuse. Psychologically, I've shut myself down on anything to do with sex, in order to 'live'. Now, all of a sudden he shows a lot of love to me, is crazy about me, but in bed, wants to touch me all night. I can't stand it but don't dare to react due to the verbal abuse I suffered. I also am lacking sleep. How do I handle this?

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Tell him you aren't feeling well, move to the spare room and lock the door. No means no, even among married couples.
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Hmm this must be so difficult. Maybe ask the doctor to put him on anti depressants that will kill his interest.
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I would let the Doctor know to see if the behavior is related to the meds. BUT increased sexual behavior is often seen with dementia. There is a hormone patch the doctor can prescribe to rein in the sexual behavior on your husband. Discuss this with the doctor as well.
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Pamstegma, can you please explain? What is saltpeter? And why get rid of the Galantamine? Thanks.
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Flush the Galantamine and buy some saltpeter. I would.
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