The challenges and opportunities in researching intimacy and sexuality in care homes accommodating older people

A feasibility study Paul Simpson PhD Christine Brown Wilson PhD RN Laura J.E. Brown PhD Tommy Dickinson PhD RN Maria Horne PhD RGN First published: 27 July 2016 What are the study’s key findings? Ageist erotophobic discourse can encourage the assumption of older care home residents as postsexual but some residents and staff can drawContinue reading “The challenges and opportunities in researching intimacy and sexuality in care homes accommodating older people”

The Last Homely House

After many adventures, Bilbo moved from his independent life at Bag End to a retirement home. The House of Elrond in Rivendell provided him with a welcome and a safe space to age, write his memoirs and build his friendships before taking ship to the Undying Lands. It was his Last Homely House. READ THISContinue reading “The Last Homely House”

Intimacy between care home residents with dementia: Findings from a review of the literature

Esther Wiskerke Jill Manthorpe First Published July 13, 2016                        Research Article    Abstract Background There is limited research on what family members and frontline care home staff consider to be the best responses to the sexual expression of a person with dementia, whilst atContinue reading “Intimacy between care home residents with dementia: Findings from a review of the literature”

The last taboo: A guide to dementia, sexuality, intimacy and sexual behaviour in care homes

Sally-Marie Bamford, July 2011 The last taboo: A guide to dementia, sexuality, intimacy and sexual behaviour in care homes, provides care home workers and managers with information and practical advice on this complex, controversial and sensitive issue. The need for affection, intimacy and relationships for people with dementia in care homes has too often beenContinue reading “The last taboo: A guide to dementia, sexuality, intimacy and sexual behaviour in care homes”

Sexuality, Sex and Intimacy and the law

Having just spent most of the day writing a programme for Sexuality, Sex and Intimacy for Older People in the Care Setting, I am rather raging about how restrictive the laws seem to be. I understand and support the sentiments of the Sexual Offenses Act 2003 in protecting those at risk of sexual crime andContinue reading “Sexuality, Sex and Intimacy and the law”