sexual concerns associated with dementia, intimacy as we age, intimacy after a dementia diagnosis, seniors and sexual concerns

Heidi’s experience includes plenary speaking, CEU seminars, articles, media interviews, as well as state and national conferences including:

Aging in America National Conference

National Association of Social Workers Florida chapter

Aging Life Care Association (formerly NAPGCM)

Florida Assisted Living Association

Florida Association of Directors of Nurse Administration

The Guardian Association of Pinellas

Florida Health Care Social Worker’s Association

Florida Conference on Aging

St Petersburg College Continuing Education

Upcoming Events:

click this link for a list of the most up to date events:



Crockett presents monthly on sexual health at the TrueNorthHealth Center.


Please email* for a copy of her CV for presentations if you are interested in hiring her as a speaker. Recently she lectured for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Fresno, California in June 2019 on “Sex Matters for People with Cancer” and will travel for presentations as an AASECT-certified sexuality educator.

*Email is HeidiCrockettat gmail dot com



Sex, Dementia and Long-Term Care: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

Where: St Petersburg College Caruth Health Education Center, room#177NS, at 66th St. and Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, FL, 33781, United States (map)
Description: Heidi Crockett, LCSW, CMC, presents this 3 hour CEU course with St. Petersburg College. Course Description: Just because someone has dementia, doesn’t mean that they no longer have a sex drive. This class will provide resources to address the issue in facilities. Receive answers to the following questions and more: • Is intimacy appropriate with dementia? • Appropriate vs in appropriate sexual behavior? • How to address sexual concerns? • Who/What causes the challenges to sexual behavior and dementia? • Where do you draw the line between duty of care and healthy intimacy? • Capacity to consent (Agree) to sexual relations • When to call DCF
For more information call 727-341-3393. Three contact hours for Nursing Home Admin, Guardians, Nursing, Business Office, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT or go to to register.

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“The Season of Love: Intimacy As We Age,” Tallahassee Senior Center


Jan-May 2015

1. Thursday, January 8th— SUN CITY CENTER

“A New Year, A New You: Quick, Easy Health Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy All Year Round”

At Aston Gardens at 2:00pm-3:00pm, 1311 Aston Gardens Court
Sun City Center, FL 33573. 


2. Monday, January 12th–CLEARWATER

“What Does Brain Health Have to do with Intimacy? Intimacy, Dementia, and the Brain”

At  Regency Oaks at 2:30pm- 3:45pm, 2720 Regency Oaks Boulevard, Clearwater, FL 33759. Check in at front desk. See flyer here:

What Does Brain Health Have to do with Intimacy.FLYER


3. Thursday, January 22nd– St. PETERSBURG

“Brain Health and Intimacy Tips”

At the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 2nd floor auditorium,

2:00pm – 3:00pm, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707


4. Wednesday, February 11th–

St. Petersburg

“Dating Tips for Seniors”

At the Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay, 2nd floor auditorium,

2:00pm – 3:00pm, 1255 Pasadena Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707

click here to see the flyer: Dating for Seniors.Feb 13.2015.Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay


5. Monday, February 16th– GULFPORT

“Seniors and Sexuality in the 21st Century”

At the Gulfport Senior Center auditorium, 2:30pm to 3:30pm, 5501 27th Avenue South, Gulfport, FL 33707

click here to see the flyer: Seniors and Sexuality.Feb 16.2015.Gulfport Senior Center


6. April 11 publish date for my new book: Caregiver Stress: Neurobiology to the Rescue


DENVER, CO, April 29 to May 2

“Intimacy Concerns for Seniors with Dementaion” at NAPGCM  conference.


2014 Presentations:

November 13th, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm is a co presentation with Dr. David Bernstein, Geriatric Physician and expert panel including Stephanie Edwards, eldercare lawyer, and Peggy from Alzheimer’s Association.

Flyer for “What Family Caregivers Need to Know About Intimacy After A Dementia Diagnosis”


October 17th, 2014– presentation on “Advocating for Seniors’ Sexual Rights” at the Annual Conference for the Guardian Association of Pinellas.


July 16th, 2014—Speaker for the Florida Health Care Social Worker’s Association Annual conference in Delray Beach, FL, on “The Challenges of Sexuality for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia


June 13, 2014–“Advocating for Seniors’ Sexual Rights: Issues in Senior Communities and with Dementia” at NASW FL 2014 Annual Conference

Click here to see the flyer for Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia


Sexual Concerns Associated with Dementia–Sept. 2013 to present.

This seminar has been given at various locations including the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Association of Directors of Nurse Administration-April 8, 2014, and Pasco FALA-Feb 5, 2014 (Florida Assisted Living Association,)


The Caregiver Hour Radioshow

Dec 9, 2013, (click here for the Caregiver Hour radio show recording, Ms. Crockett speaks about minute eight through fifteen and the last ten minutes)


Intimacy As We Age: Loving Our Loved Ones Safely” August 24, 2014 and Feb 6, 2014

This presentation looks at intimacy concerns specific to dementia and those who are caregivers for loved ones with dementia


Topics related to “the Specific Needs of LGBT Geriatric Patient” Oct —Ms. Crockett presented 1 hour at this St. Petersburg College Continuing Education conference in Oct of 2013)