Liverpool Law Review. This paper addresses the appropriate legal and policy approach to sexual conduct involving people with dementia in care homes, where the mental capacity of one or both partners is compromised. The article considers a variety of alternative responses, eventually arguing that clearer guidance regarding prosecution should be issued.
They would sit together and hold hands. Both had dementia and were living in a care home. Their closeness made them happy and their families were delighted.
These are external links and will open in a new window. It's often been said that there's not enough discussion of the issues around older people and sex. And there's confusion about how to deal with the romantic lives of people in nursing homes, writes Adam Weymouth.
She has committed her career to the care of older people in a range of clinical, academic and entrepreneurial roles. Her doctoral research is on sexual intimacy. She maintains a clinical role and publishes widely.
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You can follow the latest news on our social media pages:. One quarter of men aged 85 or over and one tenth of women at this age have had sex in the last year, according to the responses of 1, men and 1, women in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing ELSA When researchers went into care homes to ask residents about sexual activity, the response was mixed.
Paul Simpson receives funding from Economic and Social Research Council UK, Transformative Research initiative but this article reflects the author's personal views. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Imagine living in an aged care home. Now imagine your needs for touch and intimacy being overlooked.
Imagine living in an aged care home. Now imagine your needs for touch and intimacy being overlooked. Many could be missing out on needs and rights concerning intimacy and sexual activity because they appear to be "designed out" of policy and practice.