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Sex And Alzheimer

http://media.soundmedicine.org/segments/092213_8.mp3

In 2005, Sandra Day O’Connor resigned her position as a Supreme Court justice to care for her husband, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. While on the Alzheimer’s unit, Justice O’Connor’s husband fell in love with another woman. Justice O’Connor gave the couple her blessing, but it created a media sensation. John Portman, Ph.D., the author of “The Ethics of Sex and Alzheimer’s,” discusses the complicated sexual and emotional relationships of the spouses of Alzheimer’s patients.