Sex, Dementia and Wellbeing

Sex, Dementia and Wellbeing
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Tue 9 June 2020
Tuesday 9 June 2020
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Sex, Dementia and Wellbeing

 

We don’t often see those words in the same sentence, yet they are very much a part of the lives of many people living with a dementia – and which often remain unspoken. Re-acquaint yourself with the positive aspects of adult sexuality and how these are affected by changes in brain and behaviour. Find a new person-centred model for having those tricky conversations to enhance the wellbeing of all concerned. Based on Danuta’s latest book of the same title, this will be an interactive workshop with scenarios based on her rich experience. Please bring your own for discussion. Copies of Danuta’s book will be available to purchase on the day.

 

The one-day training course is suitable for anyone with an interest in sex, dementia and wellbeing across the health and social care sector, counselling, pastoral care, former, current or future partners.

 

Aim

The course will explore how sexuality does not desert us when we develop a dementia, and how to appreciate the changes that may come as a result of a diagnosis and how to develop person-centred conversations to help in ensuring wellbeing.

 

Learning Outcomes   

At the end of the day participants will have had the opportunity to:

v   refresh their own attitudes and understanding of sexuality

v   explore the effects cognitive change and behaviour change may have on adult sexuality

v   remind ourselves of the components of wellbeing according to Tom Kitwood and how this can include sexuality

v   discuss scenarios based on real experience

v   try out a new person-centred model to assist with tricky conversations

v   evaluate and validate their own practice

v   explore ways to share the learning with clients, patients, partners and staff

 

Training Style/Approach

The training will be Interactive, person-centred, relaxed, FUN, using real scenarios and material from a respected and groundbreaking new publication ‘Dementia, Sex and Wellbeing: A Person-centred Guide for People with Dementia, Their Partners, Caregivers and Professionals’.

 

Trainer:  Danuta Lipinska

Danuta is a trainer and facilitator, psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice. Specialising in dementia care and all aspects of ageing, Danuta has a commitment to men and women with dementia, their families and those professionals who care for and support them in all environments. She has worked in the field of dementia care for 32 years and has pioneered counselling services for people with dementia, publishing ‘Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia’ in 2009. Since 2012 Danuta has been an action learning set facilitator with My Home Life. She is an international speaker and associate dementia specialist with Worcester University Association of Dementia Studies.

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