Nursing Home Sex Stifled by Safety Fears

With single beds behind unlocked doors, nursing homes do little to support sex among seniors, argues an editorial that says the elderly – even those with dementia – retain the right to a healthy sex life. The editorial, published Monday in the journal Public Health Ethics, tackles the touchy topic of geriatric se as the early baby boomers approach their 70s. But one in eight Americans over age 65 has Alzheimer's disease, a sobering stat that stokes safety fears among nursing home staff. ...Full Story
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