by Barbara Sherman
In clear, accessible language, the author explores the issues relevant to sexuality and old age, and challenges us to examine our own attitudes.
Sexuality in older people has often been a vexed issue, provoking strong emotional associations, embarrassment and silence. Behavior considered 'inappropriate' in those who belong to this age group, however, can be more easily understood if their experiences and needs are considered. In clear, accessible language, Barbara Sherman explores the issues relevant to sexuality and old age, and challenges us to examine our own attitudes. Stories of the experiences of caregivers, families and people affected be dementia illustrate the difficulties encountered be sexual partners, as well as the complexity of the situations confronting professional careworkers. Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care offers a sympathetic perspective as well as constructive ideas for dealing with older people's feelings, desires and behavior, and explodes the myths surrounding what is a normal part of life.
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