Older LGBTQ people still experience prejudice from care staff

This article originally appeared on The Guardian’s website.

By  on 16 September, 2013

In some cases older LGBT people in sheltered housing and care homes have hidden their sexuality

Two elderly men

Some older gay couples hide their sexuality when they go into a care home. Photograph: Zoe Ryan

When same-sex marriage became law in July this year it was a victory for gay rights and another step towards complete equality. But for a whole section of the LGBT community, it seems there is still some way to go. Continue reading

Sex and dementia

This article comes from Senior Housing Forum. Senior Housing Forum is a website that is focused on publishing articles that are of interest to developers and operators of senior living communities.

Should a Married Man and Woman Continue to Have Sex When One of Them Has Dementia?

Published on Mon, 05/04/2015 

There is a fascinating case winding its way through the criminal court system in Iowa where a 78-year-old man has been charged with sexual abuse for having sex with his wife who has dementia and lives in a nursing home.

There seems to be pretty clear evidence that some type of sexual activity took place but only he knows the exact nature. According to an article at Philly.com, a physician at the facility where the man’s wife lived determined that she was too impaired to consent to sex, which led to charges being filed.

Note:  Since this article was first written, the case has resolved with the husband being acquitted, but the issues remain.
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