This study was designed to identify social network types among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults and examine the relationship between social network type and mental health.

This publication reports on the 2014 data from the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), the largest national American survey focused on the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults.

This article provides family physicians with an update on the approach to diagnosis and management of inappropriate sexual behaviour in persons with dementia.

The author utilized an analysis of the literature and case studies to provide practical guidance to nurses in relation to sexual expression in people with dementia.

The author discusses the complexities faced in this area for clinicians and how they can improve practice in order to enhance the care and quality of life for their patients. 

This article presents an overview of the role of attachment in a couple’s relationship when a partner has Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The authors recommend that healthcare professionals treating couples with an AD patient take a sexual history of the couple as well as assess the current status of the couple’s emotional and physical relationship.

This American white paper aims to provide a context for approaching the challenge of evaluating the capacity for sexual activity by persons with dementia living in long-term care and focuses on the ethical, clinical and administrative aspects of this issue.  

The authors argue that LGBT person’s needs are often overlooked in dementia care and share their findings from a workshop they facilitated to capture ideas for best practices developed by people with personal and professional experience of these unique challenges.

This paper provides a summary of current empirical research on older adult sexuality and challenges the misunderstandings, stereotypes and stigma related to this topic.  

This editorial discusses stereotypes related to aging and sex, inadequate research, policy and programs regarding the sexual health of older adults and more.

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