Abramson Center Talks Sexuality and Dementia

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From left: Abramson President and CEO Carol A. Irvine; Cindy Jones; Kimberly Van Haitsma, director of the Program for Person Centered Living Systems of Care, College of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University and research scientist at Abramson Center’s Polisher Research Institute; Janice Whitaker, project administrator at the Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, College of Nursing, The Pennsylvania State University; and Karen Eshraghi, Abramson’s quality improvement coordinator. | Photo provided

Cindy Jones, an Australian expert in the field of sexuality for people with dementia, addressed residents, employees and family members on the topic at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life on Aug. 28. Her presentation: “The Elephant in the Room: Sexual Expression of People with Dementia” was co-hosted by the Penn State College of Nursing’s Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence and the Center for Nursing Research.