Sexualities and Dementia Workshop
November 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
65 Northbourne Ave
Canberra ACT 2601
Dr Cindy Jones (pictured top right)
Research Fellow, Griffith University
Thursday 23 November 2017
9am to 4pm
The Novotel Hotel,
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra, 2600
This free, one-day workshop is designed to support the professional development of nursing and allied health staff caring for people with dementia in residential aged care facilities.
Expression of sexuality is a part of life no matter what age we are and therefore older people with dementia also need to be considered. When presented with these challenging situations, actions taken by health professionals are often quite reactive, rather than proactive, with many staff simply not knowing what to do. There is no singular orthodox approach in responding to sexual behaviours of people with dementia. However, we should empower them in their own decision-making process as much as possible.
This workshop will:
- Focus on building workforce capacity in understanding the concepts of intimacy, sexuality and sexual behaviours, expression of various types of sexuality (i.e. heterosexual and LGBTI)
- Discuss the benefits and barriers to expression of sexuality
- Consider the roles and responsibilities of health care professionals and ethical considerations
Please refer to page two of the flyer for the workshop program
Registrations are essential as places are limited.
Registrations close at midday Tuesday 14 November
If you would like any further information about this event please contact the workshop coordinator on 07 3138 3822 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the flyer