Sexuality among institutionalized elderly patients with dementia
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

The subject of sexuality among elderly patients with dementia was examined, focusing on two main aspects: the sexual behaviour of institutionalized elderly people with dementia; and the reactions of other patients, staff and family members to this behaviour. The behaviour was found to be mostly heterosexual and ranged from love and caring to romance and outright eroticism. Reactions varied, being accepting of love and care but often objecting to erotic behaviour. Understanding of the sexual needs of elderly people should become an integral part of the training and continued education of health care staff, thus helping to resolve conflicts and clarify common misconceptions.

Author(s): 
Ehrenfeld, M.
Bronner, G.
Tabak, N.
Alpert, R.
Bergman, R.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Nursing Ethics
Journal Abbreviation: 
Nurs Ethics
Publication Date: 
1999-03
Publication Year: 
1999
Pages: 
144-149
Volume: 
6
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0969-7330
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 10358530

Turabian/Chicago Citation

M. Ehrenfeld, G. Bronner, N. Tabak, R. Alpert and R. Bergman. 1999-03. "Sexuality among institutionalized elderly patients with dementia." Nursing Ethics 6: 2: 144-149.

Wikipedia Citation

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