HSC Center for Older Adults: 2023-25 Sexuality, Intimacy and Dementia

Nursing home and assisted living center healthcare providers are challenged to address issues of intimacy, sexuality, and dementia. A diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease does not eliminate the human need for intimacy and sexual expression. This module will address common misconceptions, and approaches to appropriately meet the needs of patients with dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease and explain techniques to family members/caregivers.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified public health professionals, and social workers.

Learning Objectives

When you complete this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify common misconceptions about sexuality, intimacy, and aging.
  • Describe behaviors that can address intimacy needs for patients with dementia/Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Select approaches that demonstrate respect while responding to unacceptable behaviors exhibited by a patient with dementia/Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Explain techniques to family members and caregivers that can reduce caregiver stress.

Funding

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP287350100. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 AOA Category 2-B
  • 0.50 ASWB Credit
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 0.50 continuing education credits.
  • 0.50 Certified Public Health (CPH)
  • 0.50 HSC Participation
Course opens: 
02/17/2023
Course expires: 
02/17/2025
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Disclosures

In accordance with the appropriate accrediting bodies, all planners, teachers, and authors with control over activity content are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships (those held by the person, currently or within the last 24 months) with ineligible interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity. The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Division of Academic Innovation's office planning team nor the subject matter experts have anything to disclose.

Primary Authors

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Consultants and Reviewers

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Instructional Design

Brenda Wilson, MS, CHCP
Senior Instructional Designer
CE & Assessment Department, Division of Academic Innovation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Accreditation Statements

 

Jointly Accredited Provider MarkIn support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing Education for the healthcare team. 

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. 

 

American Osteopathic Association

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians. 

National Board of Public Health Examiners

This activity is approved for .5 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program.

Designation Statements

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this program for a maximum of .5 contact hour of AOA Category 2B CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in the activity. 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses

This activity provides up to .5 contact hours. 

Certified Public Health Professionals

This activity provides .5 contact hours.

Social Workers

Social Workers completing this course receive .5 contact hour of continuing education credits. 

Certificate of Attendance

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for .5 hours of participation.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 AOA Category 2-B
  • 0.50 ASWB Credit
    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 0.50 continuing education credits.
  • 0.50 Certified Public Health (CPH)
  • 0.50 HSC Participation

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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Accessibility Statement

If you require special assistance to participate in this activity, please call (817) 735-2539 or email: register@unthsc.edu. An Equal Opportunity University.