Source Newsroom: University of Utah
Newswise — Amanda Barusch spent five years conducting original research for her most recent book, Love Stories of Later Life: A Narrative Approach to Understanding Romance. Based on the experiences of hundreds of adults, the book explores late life's romantic possibilities and the ways romance can change (and improve) with age.
Since publication of the book, Dr. Barusch has been examining the challenges of intimacy in residential care facilities and the impact of dementia on romantic experiences of older adults. With Len Kaye, University of Maine, she has also completed a chapter on what older men should know about intimacy. Dr. Barusch has incorporated this often-neglected subject into more than 25 years of teaching and research in the field of aging.