Sexuality and Dementia: Law, Policy and Practice
Lennox and Davidson (2013) identify areas of law, policy and practice in NI that could be improved to manage sexuality and dementia, particularly in care home settings. They highlight the difficulties of establishing capacity and consent and the need for more open discussion, debate and research in this area. A particular gap identified in research is the lack of service user perspectives. They conclude that staff must be better informed on legislation and policy and must receive better training and support on effectively managing sexuality and dementia.