An Intimate look at Dementia: Examining Issues Surrounding Intimacy and Ethics For People Living With Dementia

Presentation – An Intimate Look at Dementia Hope & Healing

Speaker – Ann Marie McDonald, MBA MEd, and Outreach Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter

A frank discussion regarding the physical and emotional needs of PWD (person with dementia) as well as the ethical questions surrounding sexuality and memory impairment. Objectives of the presentation will include:

  • Acknowledge and explain the continued need for intimacy for PWD.
  • Identify how sexual relationships might change throughout the progression of the disease.
  • Develop strategies to address inappropriate sexual behaviors.
  • Discuss the ethical issues regarding sexual relationships with or between PWD.
  • Utilizing real life case studies and examples.
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