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By Jennifer L. Hillman

all through my medical education and perform, i've been shocked via the variety of instances that sexual concerns have emerged as an all at once important function in my paintings with older adults. i will vividly take note my very own inner response on listening to one among my aged lady sufferers inform me that she was once date raped many years after the dying of her aged husband-when she used to be sixty eight years outdated. i will be able to see in my imagination the blood splattered at the ground of an inpatient unit from an aged guy who smashed his arm via a window, livid that his antidepressant drugs made it most unlikely to climax via masturbation. On a far much less dramatic yet both very important observe, i feel concerning the aged amputee who informed me softly approximately his fears of resuming sexual intercourse along with his spouse of 25 years. I additionally take into consideration the aged lady whose lack of ability to take herself buying to discover stylish, cozy outfits to slot over her hunched shoulders and massive breasts helped precipitate a significant melancholy. In sum, I discovered early on that aged sexuality is not only approximately what percentage instances per week a person makes love. it's my desire that sharing those reports and introducing the comparable theories, learn, and interventions will support different clinicians in facing those frequently demanding and clinically challenges. with out my sufferers, this article should not have been possible.

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