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Alzheimer’s class for professionals set

The Alzheimer's Association will offer a free presentation titled, "Sexuality and Dementia: Let's Talk About It." This presentation will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Edgewood Vista Chapel, 1104 25th St. SW, Jamestown....

The Alzheimer’s Association will offer a free presentation titled, “Sexuality and Dementia: Let’s Talk About It.” This presentation will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Edgewood Vista Chapel, 1104 25th St. SW, Jamestown. This presentation is free and open to health care professionals; registration is not required. This project is supported by funding granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Service Division.

This class will provide an open dialog about the myths and realities of sexuality and dementia and provide practical suggestions to better manage these situations when they arise. Objectives for the session are:

1. Identify the myths and realities of sexuality and older adults and adults with dementia.

2. Understand why sexual expression in people with dementia can be challenging to manage.

3. Identify issues related to sexuality in long-term and residential care settings.

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4. Understand the different levels of sexual situations and how to assess.

5. Identify tools and resources to establish facility policy and procedure related to sexuality and dementia.

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