Sexuality, Sensuality and Dementia

Beautiful senior old couple wearing fancy party clothes acting in studio on a colored background. Conceptual image about third age and seniority, old people feeling young inside - Sexuality Sensuality and Dementia Training Course
Course No. 1031

£295.00 ((Ex VAT))

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  • Online - Zoom 2 hour(s)
  • Up to 12 delegates
Available Funding:
Self Funded

Course Outline

The Sexuality, Sensuality and Dementia course explores the complex structure of relationships in the life of a person with dementia. Participants will learn how to support individuals to maintain relationships and continue to enjoy life with dementia.

In the realm of dementia care, fostering meaningful connections and maintaining the dignity of individuals is of paramount importance. The “Understanding and Nurturing Relationships in Dementia Care” course has been meticulously crafted to provide healthcare professionals, caregivers, and support staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of relationships in the context of dementia. Through a holistic approach, participants will explore the meanings of sexuality, sensuality, and intimacy, understand the profound importance of relationships in dementia care, and learn how to address unique challenges that may arise.

State the Meaning of Sexuality, Sensuality, and Intimacy:
The course commences by delving into the fundamental concepts of sexuality, sensuality, and intimacy. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of these terms and their nuanced implications within the context of dementia care. The aim is to equip individuals with the language and awareness necessary to approach these aspects of human experience with sensitivity and respect.

Understand the Importance of Relationships for People Living with Dementia:
Building upon the foundation of understanding human connection, the course explores the profound importance of relationships for individuals living with dementia. Participants will learn how nurturing positive relationships contributes to the overall well-being and quality of life for those affected by dementia, emphasizing a person-centred approach to care.

Recognise that a Person with Dementia May Still Express Sexual Needs:
Acknowledging the continued expression of sexual needs in individuals with dementia is a crucial aspect covered in the course. Participants will gain insights into recognising and addressing these needs with empathy and professionalism, ensuring a dignified and person-centred approach to care.

Recognise How to Support Family Members to Maintain Positive Relationships with Their Loved Ones:
The course extends its focus to include the vital role of family members in the lives of those with dementia. Participants will learn practical strategies to support families in maintaining positive relationships with their loved ones, fostering an environment of understanding and compassion.

Explain Why Relationships May Become Difficult Due to Mistaken Identity:
Dementia often brings challenges related to mistaken identity, impacting relationships. The course explores the reasons behind these difficulties and equips participants with insights into managing such situations with empathy. Strategies for navigating mistaken identity challenges in relationships are discussed, empowering caregivers to provide effective and compassionate care.

Explore Moral Challenges and Dilemmas in Relationships with People Living with Dementia:
Navigating moral challenges and dilemmas within relationships is a complex aspect of dementia care. This course encourages participants to explore and understand the ethical considerations that may arise. Practical guidance is provided to address these challenges, promoting ethical decision-making in the context of dementia care.

Explore Ways to Meet the Physical Needs of a Person with Dementia:
The course concludes by examining the physical needs of individuals with dementia. Participants will explore practical approaches to meeting these needs, ensuring a holistic and person-centered approach to care that considers the unique challenges posed by dementia.

Target Audience:
Our Sexuality, Sensuality and Dementia training course is tailored for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and support staff involved in dementia care. It is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills for those seeking to enhance their ability to navigate the complex dynamics of relationships in the context of dementia.

In the compassionate and nuanced landscape of dementia care, this course equips participants with the tools to approach relationships with sensitivity, dignity, and respect. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the multifaceted nature of human connection in dementia care, fostering environments that promote the well-being of individuals and their loved ones.

View all Dementia Training Courses
  • State the meaning of sexuality, sensuality and intimacy​
  • Understand the importance of relationships for people living with dementia​
  • Recognise that a person with dementia may still express sexual needs​
  • Recognise how to support family members to maintain positive relationships with their loved ones​
  • Explain why relationships may become difficult due to mistaken identity​
  • Explore moral challenges and dilemmas that may occur within relationships with people living with dementia​
  • Explore ways to meet the physical needs of a person with dementia​

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