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Can Elderly Patients With Dementia Consent To Sex?

NPR | July 22, 2013 6:02 p.m.

Bryan Gruley, reporter-at-large for Bloomberg News, talks with Melissa Block about his two-part feature story on sex and nursing home patients with dementia. One key question is whether those with dementia are truly able to consent. How nursing homes deal with this, or not, is increasingly becoming an issue as baby boomers enter nursing homes.

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