Sexualities and Dementia Workshop

November 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Novotel Hotel
65 Northbourne Ave
Canberra ACT 2601
Dementia Training Australia07 3138 3822E-mailEvent website
Sexualities and Dementia Workshop @ Novotel Hotel | Canberra | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Presented by:
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

Target Audience:
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.

Workshop Overview:
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

Download the flyer