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‘Sexualities and Dementia’

Event Details

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 (barbarad@cnwqml.com.au)

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 (barbarad@cnwqml.com.au)

If you would like any further information about this event please contact the QLD DTSC


07 3138 3822 or qlddtsc@qut.edu.au