Caregiving and dementia/Projects/Sexualities and dementia resource
Caring for people with dementia who express their sexualities continues to be a major challenge for health professionals. This project developed a self-directed learning resource and facilitators guide on the particular needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex groups and issues around sexuality for people living with dementia. This education resource for health professionals is designed to increase understanding of sexualities for people living with dementia.
Stage 2 of the project is a national Sexualities and Dementia program to promote and facilitate uptake of the resource via a series of “Train the Trainer” workshops to be conducted in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Geraldton & Cairns during 2014.
More information edit
- Sexualities and dementia: Education Resource for Health Professionals is available as a free download from the DTSC
- Tackling issues of sexuality among people with dementia - Dr Cindy Jones
- Sexualities and Dementia Train the Trainer workshops are scheduled for April to July 2014. For dates, further details and to register your interest in one of these workshops please go to the DTSC website.