Intimacy in care homes

Intimacy in care homes

Alzheimer’s Society is calling for greater training and awareness among care home staff when it comes to sex and relationships.

The charity says that staff caring for people with dementia are having to tackle sensitive and often difficult situations on a daily basis, and that all care homes should have a specific sex and intimacy policy in place.
Kathryn Smith, Director of Operations at Alzheimer’s Society, said:

‘Everyone has the right to express their sexuality without fear of judgment. This is no less the case for people with dementia.

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