Strategies to support care partners of people living with dementia experiencing unwanted sexual demands.
Wednesday, July 26 2023 from 12 – 1 PM (AEST) on Zoom
Open to: dementia and aged care service providers, advocates, people living with dementia and their families
There are many barriers to the care partners of people living with dementia talking about unwanted sexual contact – including, feeling embarrassed, not knowing who to talk to or feeling disloyal to their partner. This seminar outlines the problem and offers practical strategies to support care partners, by answering the following questions:
What brain changes can lead to some people living with dementia becoming hypersexual or sexually disinhibited?
What can care partners do if they experience unwanted sexual contact?
What can service providers do to support care partners in this situation?
Kate Swaffer, Dementia Alliance International – key issues and concerns
Theresa Flavin – practical strategies to support care partners
Steve Grady – it’s okay to reach out for support
Dubhglas Taylor – the concerns of care partners
Amanda Duffy, Dementia Support Australia – support services for care partners.
This seminar is presented by the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) in conjunction with Dementia Alliance International, Celebrate Ageing and the Older Women’s Network NSW as part of the #ReadyToListen project funded by the Department of Health.