‘Sexualities and Dementia’
Time/date: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 14 April 2015
QLD DTSC Guest Lecture Mount
Isa Videoconference Site
Presented by Doctor Cindy Jones, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Practice Innovation (HPI) Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University
Registration from 4:30pm
Venue: Central & North West Queensland Medicare Local, Conference Room, 53 Enid St, Mount Isa, QLD, 4825 – via Video-conference
Contact: Barbara Dennis ([email protected])
Cost: No cost, however registering to attend the event is essential. Please contact video-conference coordinator for further information.
Overview of Key Content: Prejudicial attitudes of an asexual older population exist among health professionals. Besides a societal belief that sexual needs and behaviour are only for those who are “cognitively intact”, there is also a lack of regard for the concerns of non-heterosexual people with dementia. Sexual expression by people with dementia within an aged care context is a confronting and challenging issue for service providers and health professionals. This lecture is targeted at increasing health professionals’ awareness and understanding of sexualities for people living with dementia.
Registration: Places for this event are limited. To register and obtain full venue details, please contact: Barbara Dennis ([email protected])
If you would like any further information about this event please contact the QLD DTSC
07 3138 3822 or [email protected]