Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care

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Pub. Date: 1999-01-01
Publisher(s): Australian Council for Educational
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In clear, accessible language, Barbara Sherman explores the issues relevant to sexuality and old age, and challenges us to examine our own attitudes. Stories of the experiences of caregivers, families and people affected by dementia illustrate the difficulties encountered by sexual partners, as well as the complexity of the situations confronting professional careworkers. Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care offers a sympathetic perspective as well as constructive ideas for dealing with older people's feelings, desires and behaviour, and explodes the myths surrounding a normal part of life.

Table of Contents

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Sexuality and old agep. 1
Thoughts and mythsp. 3
Beliefs, values and attitudesp. 11
Values and attitudes of older peoplep. 19
Sexuality and dementiap. 27
The effect of dementia on sexual behaviourp. 29
Problems of sexually charged behaviourp. 45
Solving the problemp. 63
The effect of dementia on marriage and familiesp. 75
Sexuality and residential carep. 97
Ethical and legal issuesp. 121
Ethics, law and aged carep. 123
Knotty issuesp. 141
Exercisesp. 169
Residents' rights and responsibilitiesp. 175
Rights and responsibilities of workersp. 179
Social workers' code of ethicsp. 180
Dementia and drugs - a layperson's guide to medical jargonp. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 195
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