Sex and intimacy in care homes

Press/Media: Expert Comment


This blog was written to publicise our research in sex and intimacy in care homes as part of an interprofessional group from across the UK.

Period17 Jan 2018

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleSex intimacy aand Dementia in care homes
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAlzheimers Society
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionOne of the common misconceptions about older people and those living with dementia is that they aren’t interested in sex or intimacy. Yet the Older People’s Understandings of Sexuality (OPUS) research group, a collaboration of researchers across universities, has found that sex and intimacy can be vital in maintaining health, well-being and personal identity. This can also form part of a wider conversation about human rights, association and self-expression.
    PersonsChristine Brown Wilson


  • Dementia
  • sexuality
  • care homes
  • staff education