We are called in for ‘inappropriate behavior’. Apparently, two residents at the nursing home have been making out. ‘On the bed’, gasps the person on the phone.
The irony of the situation hits me as we walk to the room. Are we expected to stop two adults who are more than twice my age from having consensual sex? Does dementia rid you of your libido? Is it supposed to?
He’s pleasant but adamant. ‘I’m not the Don Juan they are making me out to be.’
‘There was this woman I loved. And lost. Now she’s here. We hold hands. You have to understand what its like for me to find her, again, after all these years.’
‘ The only problem is, she goes by a different name now.’