HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and HIV-associated myelopathy in a patient with a preserved CD4, but high viral load-a rarely reported phenomenon: a case report and literature review. Ayele, B.A., Amogne, W. & Gemechu, L. BMC Infect Dis 20, 574 (2020). This case supports the current understanding regarding the persistent occurrence of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder and HIV...
Grey area: The fragile frontier of dementia, intimacy and sexual consent
The Globe & Mail (Canada), July 14, 2018 Amid ever-widening cultural conversations about sexual consent, dementia remains uncharted territory. As Canadians live longer, more are moving into long-term care with advancing dementia disorders. It’s a growing population with complex needs, not least of all in their intimate lives. In the close-quarters environment of nursing homes, these people’s...
Australia’s health 2018 (Report)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Release Date: 20 Jun 2018 Australia’s Health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators...
Studies look at brain and cognitive changes in people with HIV as they age
nam/aidsmap, published: 14 March 2017 People with HIV often show persistent signs of cognitive impairment and abnormalities in brain structure despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), but they do not appear to experience accelerated decline compared to HIV-negative people as they age, according to research presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic...
Consent issues: US politician on trial for sex with wife with Alzheimer’s
The Age, April 8, 2015 – 7:35AM
After a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s, Donna Lou Rayhons died in a nursing home in August, just four days shy of her 79th birthday. A week later, Henry Rayhons was arrested and charged with sexual abuse. State prosecutors accused him of having sex with his wife while she was incapacitated by dementia.
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Belief in aged-care sector that LGBTI people with dementia “become straight”
New research into LGBTI people and dementia aims to combat a myth in the aged care sector that LGBTI people with dementia “become straight”.