I suspect it isn't always consensual, based on my experiences working in a nursing home back in the '70's.
Some of the comments here sound a bit flippant, given that non-consensual sexual contact has other names.... If a patient with dementia is sufficiently impaired as to not be able to make medical decisions or enter into contracts, why assume that such a patient has full faculties to make decisions for or against sexual activity? Or is it just not that big a deal if they can't consent?
Last edited by FREEBIRD; 07-22-2013 at 08:59 PM.
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