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Sexually Active Seniors: What Senior Caregivers Should Know

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Jul 05, 2018 @ 02:57 PM

When we hear the word “sex,” seniors aren’t typically the first demographic that comes to mind. But the reality is that relationships and sex are an important part of quality of life, health, and well-being for seniors. Here’s a closer look at recent research about sex and seniors, along with what it means for caregivers.

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A Caregiver's Guide to Recognizing the Signs of Elder Sexual Abuse

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 10:54 AM

A former nursing assistant in Oregon was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting several seniors in his care. Unfortunately, this wasn't an isolated incident. Sexual abuse is an equal opportunity threat, and elders are not immune. There's no better time to shine the light on this serious subject than during April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Read More

Caregiver Challenges: Sex, Dementia and Intimacy Issues

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

The subject of intimacy can be an uncomfortable one for individuals with dementia and their caregivers alike. Factor in ongoing changes to sexual feelings and behaviors caused by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and the challenges become even greater. Let's take a closer look at common intimacy-related dilemmas faced by caregivers (including spouses) along with highlighting coping and management techniques.

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Sexuality, Intimacy and Dementia for Caregivers

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:39 AM

The subject of intimacy can be an uncomfortable one for individuals with dementia and their caregivers alike. Factor in ongoing changes to sexual feelings and behaviors caused by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, and caregiver challenges become even greater. Let's take a closer look at common intimacy-related dilemmas faced by caregivers, along with highlighting coping and management techniques.

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The 411 on Sexuality and Seniors

By mmLearn.org on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 @ 04:24 PM

While many people assume that seniors stop having sex after a certain age, this couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, 61 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 60 are sexually active, according to a study by the National Institute on Aging. While the topic may seem awkward, caregivers can play an important role in ensuring that seniors are maintaining safe, healthy sexual relationships. Here's what you need to know.

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mmLearn.org: Celebrating 7 years with 7 Top Videos!

By Cyndy Marsh on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

From the Seven Wonders of the World to seven days of the week – the number seven appears over and over in history and considered for many reasons to be the number of perfection. So instead of waiting to celebrate the traditional ten or twenty year anniversary – mmLearn.org is celebrating our seven years of producing top notch videos with presenters providing the latest and best caregiver resources available.

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Sexuality & Aging: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"

By Cyndy Marsh on Fri, Sep 06, 2013 @ 02:41 PM

Rod Stewart was 33 years old in 1978 when he recorded “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” his much disparaging song that blew up the music charts.   At the ripe age of 68 Stewart continues to gyrate across the stage apparently still getting quite an enthusiastic response from his growing number of fans.  There are vast differences in the world of a 33 year old and a 68 year old or older, but what remains is the need to feel good about ourselves – whether that means feelings of intimacy, feeling sexy, loved, or just being appreciated for who we are.

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SEXuality & Aging

By Cyndy Marsh on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:15 AM

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