Denise Scruggs, director of Lynchburg College’s Beard Center on Aging, will give a presentation Thursday at Memory Care Forum San Diego, a conference organized by by the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care.
The forum allows professionals to learn about the latest research and practices related to memory care for adults, including those with dementia. “For the foreseeable future, nothing will challenge senior care delivery more than dementia,” says the conference webpage. “More than 5 million Americans over age 65 already live with some form of cognitive decline. By 2040, barring treatments to slow or stop the disease progression, that number could skyrocket to 11.6 million for Alzheimer’s disease alone.”
Scruggs will present “Love on My Mind: Sexuality, Intimacy, & Dementia in Long Term Care,” which will educate listeners on the ways dementia can impact sexuality and offer practical strategies for preventing and responding to inappropriate sexual expression by those with dementia.