Sex and Older Adults

Articles, information and advice for family caregivers about sexuality in the elderly.

Whether you are a caregiver and have concerns about how caregiving is impacting intimacy in your relationship, or you are concerned about the sexual activity of an institutionalized older adult, explore AgingCare's helpful resources on sexuality in the elderly to find the information and support you need. 

Sex Articles

  • Sex in the Time of Caregiving

    When combined, the stresses of caregiving and changes brought on by menopause can take a serious toll on a woman’s sex life. A women’s health expert shares how female caregivers can improve their sexual health and quality of life.

  • Elders and Sex: Is it Ok for Elderly in Nursing Homes to Have Sex?

    Is it OK for elderly people in nursing homes to have sex? What happens when your elderly mom or dad falls in love with another senior at the nursing home or assisted living facility? When there's promiscuity in the nursing home, where do staff step in?

  • Seniors and Sex: Elder Care Facilities Attempt to Tackle Taboos

    A healthy sex life is important for all adults, and becomes even more essential as a person gets older, but sexually active seniors aren't often offered enough educational or emotional support from the elder care facilities where they live or society in general.

  • Dementia Poses Unique Intimacy Challenges for Spousal Caregivers

    Caring for a spouse with dementia forever changes the nature of your relationship. How do you cope when your husband’s personality has changed dramatically or your wife doesn’t remember you or the years you’ve enjoyed together?

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