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How can Alzheimer's disease affect your sex life?

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No one has studied sexuality in Alzheimer's. But many people with this disease also have a mood disorder, such as depression, or other medical problem, which can lead to sexual problems. Medications that treat these conditions can also affect someone’s sex life. People with dementia often feel less interested in many areas of their lives, like their appearance, clothes, and friends. That may affect their sex drive, too.

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Association: "Daily Care" and "Treatment Horizon."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Ginkgo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute on Aging: "Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease."

Alzheimer's Association: "Daily Care" and "Treatment Horizon."

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Ginkgo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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