Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing

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Publisher's Synopsis

Despite being integral parts of all our identities, sexuality, sex and intimacy are what many would call the Last Taboo in dementia care, usually seen as 'problem behaviours' to be stopped and dealt with.

Informed by a combination of accessible neuroscience and person-centred compassion, Danuta Lipinska's new book shows that the human need for intimacy, attachment and sexual expression is as important for supporting the wellbeing and personhood of people with dementia as communication and care. Considering the brain as the body's biggest sex organ, it examines the cognitive changes that occur in dementia and what these changes mean in the context of sexual behaviour and consent. Taking Carl Rogers' Core Conditions and Tom Kitwood's psychological needs of persons living with dementia as a starting point, Lipinska offers a unique model for person-centred conversations about sex and sexuality that we have not seen before.

Book information

ISBN: 9781785921575
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.831
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 226g
Height: 142mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 10mm