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 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.9 Comments
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?17 Comments
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.7 Comments
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?1 Comment
Husband's personality/moral change. Any insights?16 Answers
No sex or intimacy in a 7 1/2 yr marriage. How do people make it work?20 Answers
My spouse's MS continues to progress, making it more difficult for me to handle as her caregiver without a support network. Any advice?5 Answers
Mom (86) accuses dad (91) of affairs, taking her things and she thinks she gets phone calls saying "please die". What to do?3 Answers
Old men who sex offend small children, not sure what to do?29 Comments
Losing my sanity and guilt ridden.9 Comments
Just a thank you...1 Comment
My wife’s in a home after decades of MS and my caregiving. I’m married, alone and lonely...34 Comments