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Dementia, Sexuality, Later life, Older people

Written by: Linn Sandberg June 2nd, 2017  In 2015 the case of Mr Henry Rayhon was brought to public attention as he was prosecuted for sexual abuse after having sex with his wife with Alzheimer’s disease in the nursing home where ...

linked arms, dementia, carers

Written by: Marjorie Silverman May 05th, 2017 There is nascent momentum in Canada around the concept of dementia-friendly communities. A growing number of municipalities are implementing grassroots initiatives aimed at supporting ...

dementia

Written by: Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard April 13, 2017 February 2017 saw the publication of a special issue of the journal Sociology of Health and Illness dedicated to exploring the links between ageing, dementia and the social ...

Elder-clowns use improvisation, humor and empathy, as well as expressive tools such as song, musical instruments, and dance to engage nursing home residents.

Our edited collection ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia’ has recently been published by Routledge. But why a book about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans*1 (LGBT*) people and dementia? What makes ...

The concept of home is now being taken up by many long-term care facilities who wish to provide comfortable living arrangements for their residents. In terms of care policies, the notion of ‘home’ also tends to be idealized in both ...

Historical, social, and political determinants put Indigenous people at a high risk for experiencing poor health as they age. As a population, they live less long than their mainstream counterparts, and have disproportionately high ...

Last week I had the experience of attending a virtual dementia tour, which was eye-opening and inspiring- yet troubling in terms of ‘representing dementia’. We were greeted by a series of people who immediately sat us down and told ...

Sex among older adults is a taboo subject. After five years as a gerontology major, I can count on one hand how many times sex and older adults have been addressed during my academic career. In fact, the times that sex and older adults ...