1 CEU: ARF, RCFE
Dementia is a terrible illness that causes severe damage to the brain. This is an irreversible condition that causes a large amount of physical and mental deterioration that can strain relationships and damage the memories we have of our loved ones.
The need for love, affection, physical closeness and contact continues throughout life, as does the desire to look and feel good. These needs are all part of our sexuality which can remain important for older people living in Residential Care Communities.
This course asks the questions that all direct care staff, and family members need to reflect on, in developing strategies that result in individualized responses to the different needs of their residents.
This course discusses:
- What sexuality is,
- The behaviors that may be present that can be perceived as sexual in nature,
- The human rights and responsibilities of people with dementia,
- Duty of care issues,
- Understanding family relationships,
- Approaches to risk management and developing policies on sexual behavior.