Loneliness, loss of identity and lack of intimacy are constant companions of long-term caregivers. Not surprisingly, some seek to meet their emotional and sexual needs outside marriage.
In this article from Aging Today, the bimonthly magazine of the American Society on Aging, author Lori Eber explores how people are dealing with “novel moral and ethical dilemmas that evoke strong reactions.” The article also quotes Rabbi Address and describes his work on Sacred Aging.
Lorie Eber, J.D., is a gerontologist and certified personal trainer who teaches gerontology at Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, Calif. Her website is www.AgingBeatsTheAlternative.com.