Chillicothe: Intimacy, Sexuality, and Dementia

Date(s) - 11/06/2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Kirksville Area Technical CenterN Classroom



Target Audience: Nursing Home Administrators, RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Social Workers, Activity Directors, Occupational and Physical Therapist, Dietary, Diabetes Educators

CE Approved: Nursing Home Administrators (5 patient care hours)

Program: Registration 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lunch 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

 Purpose: Dementia may cause changes in intimacy and sexual behavior which can be a challenge for caregivers. This workshop will explore best practices regarding a better understanding and responses to intimacy and sexual situations with residents who have dementia.


  • Distinguish the differences between sexuality and intimacy.
  • Provide information to help families/spouses understand the progression of dementia.
  • Discuss the resident’s rights.
  • Identify sexual abuse.
  • Discuss STD’s.
  • Share strategies to prepare families, staff, and residents for situations involving intimacy and sexuality issues.

 Speaker: Brenda Akers, MSW, Social Worker, Lutheran Senior Services at Meramec Bluffs, St. Louis, Missouri. Brenda has worked as a social worker since 1996.  Her passion is working with individuals with dementia.


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