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.

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.  

This pdf downloadable pamphlet is a resource guide based on a comprehensive review of the literature, best practice examples from the UK and beyond as well as interviews with stakeholders involved in dementia care, policy and practice. 

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.

This paper examines the influence of key health indicators and risk and protective factors on health outcomes (including general health, disability, and depression) among lesbian, gay male and bisexual (LGB) older adults.

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