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Spouse Caregiver

The Most Difficult Patient

Scott Finkelstein, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott Finkelstein, M.D.

While many years of medical training made me an effective professional caregiver, I was completely unprepared to assume this role in my personal life. Despite my eight years of medical training, and three years of experience in private practice, I could not actively heal my wife.

From Spouse to Caregiver: Understanding Your Loved One's Intimacy Needs and Memory Loss

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

One particular aspect that is often affected, but seldom openly discussed, is how memory impairment affects the sexual expression of a person with Alzheimer's disease or related form of memory loss.