Alzheimer’s disease can cause changes in intimacy for a person with the disease as well as their caregivers. Most people with Alzheimer’s disease need to feel that someone loves and cares about them. As a caregiver, here are a few ways to help someone with Alzheimer’s cope with changes in intimacy
- Let the person know you love them.
- Reassure the person that you will keep them safe.
- Remind the person that other people also care about them.
- Encourage them to talk with a health care professional about changes or concerns, such as side effects from medications that affect sexual interest.