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NAPA National Day of Arts in Care Homes, 24 September

Tea Tuesday – Sex is an Activity too!


We are delighted to be able to share the recording of this conversation with Danuta Lipinska. Hilary and Danuta chatted about this essential topic over a cup of tea! Despite being integral parts of all our identities, sexuality, sex and intimacy are what many would call the Last Taboo in dementia care, often seen as ‘problem behaviours’ to be stopped and dealt with. Danuta  shared her thoughts about how the human need for intimacy, attachment and sexual expression is as important for supporting the wellbeing of people with dementia as communication and care. Considering the brain as the body’s biggest sex organ. Danuta will share how cognitive changes that occur in dementia impact on sexual behaviour and consent. Danuta offers a unique model for person-centred conversations about sex and sexuality

Click here to watch the conversation. 

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Further links and resources:

Here is Danutas 2nd blog post

Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing By Danuta Lipinska – Jessica Kingsley Press 2018

CQC calls for a culture of openness to support people’s sexual needs and keep them safe from sexual harm. February 2020

Lipinska D, Heath H (2020) Sexually speaking: person-centred conversations with people with living with a dementia. Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2020.e1207

NOT YET PUBLISHED, due out his year

Heath H, Garrett D, Butler-Cole V, Phair L (2018) Older People in Care Homes: Sex, Sexuality and Intimate Relationships. Royal College of Nursing,