Hypersexuality in dementia (both the Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal types) is a common and difficult issue. Here are five strategies for managing sexually inappropriate behavior: 1. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) As much as people complain about how antidepressants cause a ...Read More »
I Am Wheel, Hear Me Squeak
*** When I was a kid, we didn’t say the word “breast”. If a woman had breast cancer, she had a “Lady Problem”, and it was nobody’s business. I could have never imagined that my twelve-year-old son would be ...Read More »
Disorders of Diminished Motivation
Lack of motivation can be one of the most frustrating aspects of caregiving. How do you motivate somebody to do more, engage more, or initiate more in the presence of dementia? Why is it that your father, who is physically ...Read More »
Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease: A Serving of Sad with a Side of WTH?
*** Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (and let’s go ahead and include its nasty cousin Frontotemporal Dementia) is the atom bomb of devastating illnesses. Here’s why: It is insidious. Long before it is diagnosed in someone usually 40-60 years old, it ...Read More »