Keeping Close: Intimacy for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and Dementia


Join us for a virtual conversation on the changing nature of intimate relationships as dementia progresses. Take a deeper look into understanding how relationships can change during the dementia caregiving process. Discover ways to cope with accompanying feelings, maintain healthy relationships, and know when to seek help. During the second portion, we will explore perceptions of intimacy and sexuality in aging for those in long-term care settings. Discussion topics include intimacy and sexual expression as a resident right, the challenges residents face regarding exercising their right to intimacy and sexual expression, identify LGBTQ+ considerations, and planning for care that respects a resident’s sexuality. Presenters JULIE PRASKA-MOSER, CMC Program Manager Alzheimer’s Association MN/ND ANGELA HAUGER, PH.D., L.P. Gerontology Program Director Professor of Psychology, The College of St. Scholastica KIESSA WEBSTER, LSW MN Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care