Sex, Intimacy, Love, and Romance in Elderly and Alzheimer’s Patients

by Dr. Sandy Sanbar & Judy Rector



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/2/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781480838116
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781480838123

About the Book

Although sex among seniors is generally not discussed openly, elderly couples affected by dementia frequently maintain physical intimacy, love, and romance. Sex, Intimacy, Love, and Romance in Elderly and Alzheimer’s considers the topic through the narrative of two women whose parents are experiencing dementia.

Annie and Sherry, both in their sixties and retired or semiretired, meet by chance at Lakewood Nursing Home in Wichita, Kansas. Their parents are both residents, and the commonalities between the ladies lead them to develop a close friendship. Together they share knowledge and experiences regarding elderly people and nursing home residents with dementia. They compile a series of fascinating stories about love, intimacy, romance, and sexual activity among seniors and Alzheimer’s patients. What’s more, Annie and Sherry have begun to deal with several serious problems and hurdles often faced by the elderly, further complicating their consideration of elderly issues.

Based on true stories and actual experiences, this novel explores intimate relationships and experiences of elderly people, particularly those dealing with dementia.

About the Author

S. Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD, is a physician, biochemist, attorney, and adjunct professor. He served in the US Army Medical Corps from 1968 to 1970. A strong advocate for the elderly in a variety of issues, he is the author of more than two hundred articles and several books. He currently lives in [place].

Judy Rector, born in Oklahoma City, is also an advocate for personal behavioral issues of elderly people. She retired from a highly successful career as a business owner and chief executive manager and presently works as a KHM travel agent. She also designs jewelry and currently lives in Oklahoma City.