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Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Sexuality & Aging

How to Navigate Dementia and Sexuality

By mmLearn.org on Thu, Feb 11, 2021 @ 09:40 AM

Intimacy can be an uncomfortable subject for people with dementia and their family members. Changing sexuality caused by dementia makes this particularly challenging for family caregivers.

Let's take a closer look at common intimacy‑related dilemmas faced by caregivers. We'll also outline tips to cope with these changes.

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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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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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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 is 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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