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Sexuality and Dementia with Maggie Syme, PhD
Episode 322nd May 2022 • Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast • Laura Vaillancourt
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Welcome to this episode with Laura and Maggie Syme, PhD!

Maggie is the Project Director at Marcus Institute for Aging Research and specializes in sexual wellness.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How sexual relationships change during the course of dementia progression
  • Ways to maintain sexual wellness as both a caregiver and a person living with dementia
  • How to recognize when a person living with dementia is able to give consent
  • Stigma related to aging, sex and intimacy

Maggie had some great resources:

National Institute on Aging (sex and dementia articles)

Alzheimer's Association: Changes in Sexuality and Intimacy

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