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Sexuality and Dementia

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Course Number:
DEME214

Sexuality and Dementia
Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Adapted from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  • Learn the Difference Between Sexualized Behaviors, Sexuality, and Intimacy
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Course Description

Sexuality does not go away with age. In taking this 1 hour course, you will learn about how the elderly still have feelings and desires for sexuality and intimacy. Sometimes, these feelings can be misplaced and misinterpreted.

Course Objectives

Learn the difference between sexualized behaviors, sexuality, and intimacy; how dementia affects a person and why these behaviors are not uncommon; consider the individual and their family respectively; keep in mind the person's personal rights; learn how to reassess situations; understand that sexuality is a basic human need that does not go away with age; learn the tricks and tools to interacting in sometimes difficult or uncomfortable situations while still supporting those in your care and respecting the perspective and rights of that person.

Course Outline

  • Sexuality and Dementia
  • Adapted from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
  • Sexuality is a natural part of who we are
  • Intimacy
  • Incorrect bias that sexuality becomes inappropriate as we age
  • Sexualized behaviors
  • Sexuality in dementia clients
  • Staff attitudes toward sexuality
  • Guiding principal is safety first
  • Consider families concerns
  • Consider personal rights
  • Caregivers must continually reassess
  • Be prepared to talk to your supervisor
  • Sexuality is a basic need
  • Dementia affects understanding of what is appropriate
  • Five-step intervention
  • Be aware and preventative of STD's

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Sexuality and Dementia

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