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 09:59 PM.
"You're not living in the story the world tells you you're living in. The story is not about the Clash of Civilizations, the March of Progress, the American Dream, the Rise of Civilization or the Struggle of Race, Class, and Gender. It's about the triumph of Jesus Christ in rescuing us from this passing world and bringing us into eternal ecstasy and perfection."---Mark Shea