Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sexual behavior in older adults diagnosed with dementia: Curriculum for caregivers in dementia communities
by Ionescu, Elena, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 117; 1527008
Abstract (Summary)

Behavioral complications, such as Inappropriate Sexual Behavior (ISB), are developed in many cases of dementia. Sex, even for those with dementia, is a primary need, but supporting this need in an appropriate manner may overwhelm caregivers. The purpose of this project was to create a curriculum for Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) residential caregivers on the topic of sexual expression among older adults with dementia. By offering training on sexuality and dementia it is expected that caregivers can increase the DFC's provision of quality of life. This project presented an assessment tool and plan on how to manage ISB, activities relevant to the discussed topics, and curriculum evaluation forms. Expert reviewers offered recommendations to further improve the curriculum's quality.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: White, Barbara
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Gerontology, Public Health Education, Nursing, Health care management
Keywords: Caregivers' education, Dementia, Sex and dementia, Sex andolder adults, Sex, dementia and caregiving, Sexual behavior
Publication Number: 1527008
ISBN: 978-1-321-37043-0
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