Understanding Hypersexuality: A Behavioral Disorder of Dementia

  title={Understanding Hypersexuality: A Behavioral Disorder of Dementia},
  author={Karen Robinson},
  journal={Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional},
  • K. Robinson
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal for the Home Care and Hospice Professional
Although a rare manifestation of Alzheimer’s Disease, hypersexuality is one of the most embarrassing behaviors for both informal and formal caregivers. This article presents an overview of the causes of the problem along with strategies home care and hospice nurses can use to teach families how to decrease the social isolation these patients experience. 
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