‘We need to know what’s going on’: views of family members toward the sexual expression of people with dementia in residential aged care

Bauer, Michael, Nay, Rhonda, Tarzia, Laura, Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre, Wellman, David and Beattie, Elizabeth (2014) ‘We need to know what’s going on’: views of family members toward the sexual expression of people with dementia in residential aged care. Dementia, 13 5: 571-585. doi:10.1177/1471301213479785

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Author Bauer, Michael
Nay, Rhonda
Tarzia, Laura
Fetherstonhaugh, Deirdre
Wellman, David
Beattie, Elizabeth
Title ‘We need to know what’s going on’: views of family members toward the sexual expression of people with dementia in residential aged care
Journal name Dementia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-3012
1741-2684
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1471301213479785
Volume 13
Issue 5
Start page 571
End page 585
Total pages 15
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This paper reports on a study which explored the views and attitudes of family members towards the sexual expression of residents with dementia in residential aged care facilities in two states in Australia. Recruitment was challenging and only seven family members agreed to an interview on this topic. Data were analysed using a constant comparative method. Family were generally supportive of residents’ rights to sexual expression, but only some types of behaviours were approved of. There was an acknowledgement that responding to residents’ sexuality was difficult for staff and many families believed that they should be kept informed of their relative’s sexual behaviours and moreover be involved in decision making about it. Findings suggest the need for family education and a larger study to better understand the views and motivations of family carers and how these might impact on the sexual expression of the older person with dementia living in residential aged care.
Keyword Older people
Dementia
Family
Residential aged care
Sexuality
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online before print March 13, 2013

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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