Arizona has long been known as a paradise for retirees. But what is it really like to grow old in the Grand Canyon State? In this podcast, reporter Kathy Ritchie explores the ups and downs of growing old. Each episode takes a fresh look at important issues affecting the state's aging population.
Sex and Dementia
We don’t like to talk about aging, sex, or illness…so it makes sense that mentioning aging and sex and dementia in one conversation is something we’d especially like to avoid. But there are a lot of people who can’t help but confront these difficult realities. What happens when the partner you've loved for years is coping with a life-altering diagnosis? Does physical intimacy have to end once you've reached a certain age or state of health? In this episode, Kathy Ritchie explores a rarely spoken about challenge many couples face.