SEX INTIMACY AND AGED CARE

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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 ...
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Overview

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 what is a normal part of life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853027840
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
About this book
How to use this book
Sect. 1 Sexuality and old age 1
1 Thoughts and myths 3
2 Beliefs, values and attitudes 11
3 Values and attitudes of older people 19
Sect. 2 Sexuality and dementia 27
4 The effect of dementia on sexual behaviour 29
5 Problems of sexually charged behaviour 45
6 Solving the problem 63
7 The effect of dementia on marriage and families 75
8 Sexuality and residential care 97
Sect. 3 Ethical and legal issues 121
9 Ethics, law and aged care 123
10 Knotty issues 141
Sect. 4 Exercises 169
App. 1 Residents' rights and responsibilities 175
App. 2 Rights and responsibilities of workers 179
App. 3 Social workers' code of ethics 180
App. 4 Dementia and drugs - a layperson's guide to medical jargon 187
Bibliography 191
Index 195
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