Researchers debunk dementia hypersexuality ‘myth’
It’s a myth that people with young-onset dementia are hypersexual, report Australian researchers.
In fact, the opposite is more likely to be true, they write in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) lack interest in sex. Those with the behavioural variant (bvFTD) will neither initiate nor respond to advances.
However, isolated reports of unusual or sexually uninhibited behaviour have created a misleading picture, report the team from