Grossly Disinhibited Sexual Behavior in Dementia of Alzheimer's Type

  title={Grossly Disinhibited Sexual Behavior in Dementia of Alzheimer's Type},
  author={Vikas Dhikav and Kuljeet Singh Anand and Neeraj Aggarwal},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},

Pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to reduce disinhibited behaviors in dementia: a systematic review

Pharmacological and, more so, nonpharmacological approaches were effective in reducing disinhibition in studies involving people living with dementia.

Dementia Rehabilitation: The Challenges

Staff responses to residents exposing their genitals in public in long-term care settings: The gap between common and perceived best practices.

The findings stress the importance of organisational policies and workplace training in the management of challenging behaviours such as exposing oneself, and differentiate between what is perceived as common practice (what most staff do) and best practice (the best possible approach).

Dealing with hypersexuality in geriatric care facilities : A literature review

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Clinicians should be aware of this rare significant side effect of modafinil and should maintain treatment with the lowest possible dose and keep treatment in check for hypersexuality.

Compulsive Sexual Behavior: A Review of the Literature

Although discussed in the psychological literature for years, CSB continues to defy easy categorization within mental health and further research needs to be completed to understand where CSB falls within the psychiatric nosology.

Extreme sexual behavior in dementia as a specific manifestation of disinhibition.

Findings indicate that among residents with dementia, extreme sexual behaviors should not be considered as an independent neuropsychiatric symptom and instead disinhibition may be an important underlying mechanism for extreme sexual behavior and thus validates the label 'sexually disinhibited behavior'.

[Disruptive sexual behaviour among patients with dementia].

Sexual related behavioural problems are more prevalent in men and among patients with vascular, frontotemporal and Parkinson-associated forms of dementia, as compared with dementias of the Alzheimer type.

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When the focus is on intimacy and affection rather than intercourse and orgasm, older adults need not retire from sex simply because of advanced age or infirmity.



Urethral masturbation and sexual disinhibition in dementia: a case report.

Clinicians should consider late onset sexual disinhibition and hypersexuality in a patient with Dementia of the Alzheimer Type when investigating dysuria, cystitis, haematuria and urinary tract infections even in the very old.

Understanding Hypersexuality: A Behavioral Disorder of Dementia

  • K. Robinson
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Home healthcare nurse
  • 2003
An overview of the causes of hypersexuality along with strategies home care and hospice nurses can use to teach families how to decrease the social isolation these patients experience is presented.

Hypersexuality in nursing care facilities--a descriptive study.