Sexuality and Dementia with Maggie Syme, PhD

Life on Repeat: A Dementia Caregiver Podcast

May 2 2022 • 50 mins


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: https://www.nia.nih.gov/site-search/c2V4IGFuZCBkZW1lbnRpYQ%3D%3D (National Institute on Aging (sex and dementia articles)) https://www.alz.org/media/documents/alzheimers-dementia-sexuality-intimacy-changes-ts.pdf (Alzheimer's Association: Changes in Sexuality and Intimacy) FOLLOW LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST ON SOCIAL MEDIA:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeonrepeat.podcast/ (@lifeonrepeat.podcast) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lifeonrepeatpodcast (facebook.com/Lifeonrepeatpodcast) Podcast Website: https://www.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com (lifeonrepeatpodcast.com) Podcast Email: hello@lifeonrepeatpodcast.com Professional Service Website: https://www.eldercarecounselor.com (eldercarecounselor.com) SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIFE ON REPEAT PODCAST:I host a weekly podcast where I interview dementia specialists and other professionals to help caregivers feel educated, supported, and empowered. We talk about a variety of topics including how to live your best life as a caregiver, how to work with challenges that may arise, and how to gain knowledge so you can be your own best advocate. You can also find it by searching “Life on Repeat” on any podcast app (eg: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc) or simply saying "Alexa, listen to Life on Repeat Podcast” on your Apple device. Or simply go to the link below for ease =). https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lifeonrepeatpodcast.com%2Flisten%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR34b75e6_OKim6QXBHm60wbHlVE1Nrm02jAq02MDHNq22XNSGLw5o25PRQ&h=AT2mYTlmlDLMgfM-arSN4jaPC-Kb7yNt2wfUX61dP0ZV907LR4YDt8ZfYBOJP2HEjbzL7W2Aksnnxh7cehMeCrryeMgHq8-U1XiOKKDHnSI0rU1X9GusEH50eJUi6jCjIPwEl8jDm6Bc_C4p3QRbloI&__tn__=-UK-R&c%5B0%5D=AT2m8j5MeBR0-O1bWJD79ktEoQLHXNBh4JlK6Zhrda7j6sVy4WNSkkyrhPRhngYpTAsfK44tW1zfqFlM_akZ4DF2lzdWYM9S4TIE4FOWwBm0gbrPHXNRk4KddASpqNYYT-DdJ_zD-fBA0ZAf9Je8Hn6v4_S90fXJkx-Xwx5TU0Zf0z7w6DyrOaRHWOxPyUjBf3nr (lifeonrepeatpodcast.com/listen)