Hypersexuality among cognitively impaired older adults.

  title={Hypersexuality among cognitively impaired older adults.},
  author={Meredith A Wallace and Meredith Safer},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  volume={30 4},
Hypersexuality, also referred to in the literature as sexually inappropriate behavior and sexual disinhibition, involves persistent, uninhibited sexual behaviors directed at oneself or at others. For older adults, the literature generally attributes the behavior to biochemical or physiological changes that accompany cognitive impairment-specifically, dementia. Although less common than other behavioral issues, such as aggression and agitation, hypersexuality presents complex logistical and… CONTINUE READING