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Intimacy between care home residents with dementia: Findings from a review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in Dementia (14713012), July 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Intimacy between care home residents with dementia: Findings from a review of the literature
Published in
Dementia (14713012), July 2016
DOI 10.1177/1471301216659771
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Authors

Esther Wiskerke, Jill Manthorpe

Abstract

There is limited research on what family members and frontline care home staff consider to be the best responses to the sexual expression of a person with dementia, whilst at the same time respecting relatives' feelings, managing their possible distress and conflict, and how good practice should be reflected in care home policy and practice guidance. This literature review explored what is known of the views of relatives and care workers of new relationships or sexual intimacy between care home residents with dementia, whilst still married to another person. It reports the findings of searches of three databases undertaken in August 2014 (Medline, Embase and PsychINFO). Nine papers were found relevant to the research question. The following themes emerged from a synthesis of the papers located: sexuality in old age, dementia and sexuality, hyper-sexuality, views regarding sexuality of older people living in care homes, the law, ethics and consent, relationships and communication between care home and relatives, and new relationships or intimacy between residents with dementia. While studies of residents' expression of sexuality and their engaging in sexual behaviour with other resident(s) may be challenging to manage in care home settings and can be emotionally painful or uncomfortable for families, the review found that studies are few in number and span emotional intimacy and distressing behaviour.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 56 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Student > Bachelor 10 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Student > Postgraduate 5 9%
Researcher 4 7%
Other 11 20%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 22 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Psychology 10 18%
Computer Science 1 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 30. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 February 2019.
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#785,949
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Outputs from Dementia (14713012)
#50
of 982 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,916
of 262,281 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Dementia (14713012)
#1
of 23 outputs
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