Care homes ‘deny elderly people sex’

by Blog Burger on June 26, 2012

Care homes often deny elderly people the basic right, and one of their few remaining pleasures, to continue having sex, according to a new study. Pensioners are often not allowed to lock their doors and given single beds. Photo: ALAMY 7:00AM BST 26 Jun 2012 Many older people, including those with early stage dementia, enjoy sex while they live at home, but this changes once they move into residential care, said the Australian authors of a paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics. They blame a lack of privacy, age discrimination and fears about the legal implications should a patient be found mentally incompetent to give consent. “The formation of relationships, physical intimacy and the… – Health News

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