Sex, Alzheimer’s and Boomers: Trouble for Nursing Homes

Romance – for many, it’s one of life’s great pleasures. But for those living in a nursing home sex can get a bit more complicated. Having Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia calls into question whether the individuals involved have the ability to give legal consent. Nursing homes regularly struggle to make that call, and this problem will only grow worse as the number of older Americans grows as the the boomer generation joins their ranks. Related: Sex and …

Romance Lives On, Despite Alzheimer’s

I returned home from an extended business trip last night and, as I feared, I’m not sure my beloved Dad remembered me. As Alzheimer’s continues to slowly take over his brain, Daddy’s ability to remember key people in his life has been fading. But there are two people he still knows without fail. I guess I should say two souls really, because one is his dog, Jackson. The other is the love of his life, Patricia – my Mom. Dad …

I Don’t Want to Have Sex With My Overweight Wife

Q: I’m a man who has been married for 34 years. I love my soulmate, but I don’t have it in me anymore to make love to her when she’s overweight and has been for some time. I just can’t do it anymore. And now I feel depressed with no romance. I have no desire for sex anymore and I know my wife is aware. I love her and feel as  if there is nothing left but to wait until …

The Wrong Kind of Dirty

Q: I am 58 and have a deep connection with a man I’ve known for about a year. We get along fabulously and I believe most women would think he is a great catch; I definitely do. My problem stems from his questionable hygiene. His work requires some extreme conditions as well as some dirty jobs. I’m not sure he realizes this hygiene issue has spilled into his everyday life and I don’t know how or if I should broach …

Singing To My Valentine in Nashville

For those who are in possession of a romantic’s heart, Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim your love to those most dear. As I contemplate such proclamations, and in particular, proclamations made while traveling; my mind immediately races to a day, twenty-seven years ago, when my soon-to-be wife asked me to record a song for her while we were traveling in Nashville, Tennessee. We were on a week-long vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and decided …

6 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts for Romantics

Even cheapskates like me get struck by cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean I’ll be spending anywhere close to the $158 the National Retail Federation says that the average guy will spend on his sweetheart this February 14. Here are some tips for saying amore for a lessee this lover’s holiday: Breakfast in bed. Skip the crowded, overpriced dinner out. Surprise your valentine with breakfast in bed instead. Set your alarm a little early and try my …