Vexed issue of sexuality in older people explored

Posted on June 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In “Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care” (Jessica Kingsley, £13.95) author Barbara Sherman examines the often vexed issue of sexuality in older people. Using clear, accessible language, Sherman explores the issues relevant to sexuality and old age, and challenges her readers to examine their own attitudes. Stories of the experiences of caregivers, families and people affected by dementia illustrate the difficulties encountered by sexual partners, as well as the complexities of the situations confronting professional careworkers. The book offers a sympathetic perspective as well as constructive ideas for dealing with older people’s feelings, desires and behaviour, and explodes the myths surrounding what is a normal part of life. This frank and practical book contains advice for managers, carers and relatives when dealing with sexuality in older people. “Sex, Intimacy and Aged Care” is available from Plymbridge Distributors Ltd, Estover Road, Plymouth, PL6 7PZ. Tel. 01752 202301, email:

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