Sexual Behaviors and Intimacy Needs of Persons with Dementia – 2.25 CE/Contact Hours

(NAB/NCERS Approved)



This course is designed to enhance the care provider’s knowledge about the sexual needs of persons with dementia. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define dementia associated cognitive changes, and common behaviors associated with dementia.
  • Describe the difference between sex and intimacy.
  • Describe the cognitive changes caused by dementia that impact sexual behaviors.
  • Define the physical changes that affect sex in the older adult and persons with dementia.
  • Describe how to assess for consent in an individual with dementia.
  • Identify techniques for healthcare providers to redirect sexual attention.
  • List tips for communicating with family members about the sexual needs and behaviors of their family member with dementia.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 2.25 total participant hours by NAB/NCERS—Approval # 20250324-2.25-A100092-DL.

This course applies to the following professions:

  • Nursing Home Administrators (all states)
  • Residential Care/Assisted Living Administrators (most states)

Learners must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed.

States that do not accept NAB/NCERS approval for assisted living include California, District of Columbia, Maryland, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Washington. It is your responsibility to verify that your state board will accept continuing education credits approved by NAB. If you are a California RCFE Administrator, you can access our CA RCFE Administrator CE catalog.

Per NAB regulations, navigation within these courses is restricted in that each slide must be viewed in its entirety before advancing to the next slide. Learners must view each slide and click the next button to advance in the course.


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