Tuesday October 16th, 2018 12-1PM EST join Lori Schindel Martin for this free webinar which will provide an overview of changes in language used to document staff observations of sexually responsive behaviour.  This webinar will discuss descriptive language that can capture behaviour in a respectful, professional fashion, at the same time providing accurate and detailed information useful for health care teams to interpret behaviour, determine risk levels and develop a care plan. To learn more or to register click here.

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is pleased to present the 2018-19 series.  All interested are welcome to attend in person at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at 246 Bloor St.

On May 25, 2018, Debora Steele gave this presentation to start the dialogue about sexuality, aging & dementia. The presentation offered a way of increasing awareness, understanding LTC home resident rights, discussing autonomy versus risk, and more.  55 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

Thursday, April 26, 2018,  9:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT at Harbour Restaurant, Kingston. This one-day symposium is sponsored by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University. Faculty of Arts and Science Dean, Barbara Crow PhD is hosting this symposium to engage researchers and community members in a discussion around the experiences and needs of older adults in the first half of the twenty-first century. To learn more or to register click here.

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is offering this 4 week online workshop May 7th to June 3rd.  The workshop covers myths and facts about intimacy and aging, the relationship challenges of intimacy and aging in long-term care, intimacy in dementia care and embracing intimacy and aging . More information is provided in pdf download. To register for this workshop click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to sexuality and the sexual health of older adults.  Topics covered include sexually transmitted infections, sex education, sexuality, sexualilty and health equity and sexuality and dementia.  4 pages. 

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.

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