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Sexualities and Dementia Education Resource

Type: Train the trainer
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 3 1

The Sexualities and Dementia Education Resource assists health professionals understand the meaning and functions of sexuality for people with dementia.

EDUCATION RESOURCE

The resource contains four modules which cover:

  • Intimacy, Sexuality and Sexual Behaviour
  • Dementia and the Expression of Sexuality
  • Ethical Consideration: Policy Guidelines Development for Sexualities and Dementia in Care Settings and
  • Developing Sexualities and Dementia Policy Guidelines for care Practice
Facilitator GuidePDF | File size: 1MB

By the end of this education resource, participants will have an awareness and understanding of the following:  

  • The intimate and sexual needs of people with dementia
  • The importance of expression of sexuality for people with dementia
  • The role of health care professionals in responding to the expression of sexuality by people with dementia
  • A model to assess cognitive competency of people with dementia to have intimate and sexual relationships
  • A framework to better support the expression of sexuality by people with dementia
  • Knowledge translation of sexualities and dementia into care practices These materials are written for health professionals.
These materials may also be of use for care workers and families of people with dementia.


FACILITATOR RESOURCE

The Sexualities and Dementia program is also available as a Train the Trainer style workshop. A Facilitator Guide and Presentation slides are available for training staff on this topic, along with the Education Resource above.

Resource Handbook File size: 1MB Workshop SlidesPPTX | File size: 16MB

By the end of this education resource, participants will have an awareness and understanding of the following:  

  • The intimate and sexual needs of people with dementia
  • The importance of expression of sexuality for people with dementia
  • The role of health care professionals in responding to the expression of sexuality by people with dementia
  • A model to assess cognitive competency of people with dementia to have intimate and sexual relationships
  • A framework to better support the expression of sexuality by people with dementia
  • Knowledge translation of sexualities and dementia into care practices These materials are written for health professionals.
These materials may also be of use for care workers and families of people with dementia.


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