Peter Caputi (
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 12:24:45 +1000

Hi all,
I'm a PhD student and Peter Caputi has kindly given me access to his
email facility. For my research project I am looking at the impact
of dementia on sexual intimacy within the marital relationship. I
don't believe anyone has ever developed and published a Constructivist Model of
Sexuality; however, I was wondering whether any of you have played
around with one. As I am looking at a taboo issue with a difficult
population - the elderly - I was also wondering whether anyone has
any ideas about recruitment of research participants. I will have no
trouble with recruiting caregivers of dementia sufferers, as I have
the support of the NSW Alzheimer's Association. My biggest problem
is how do I recruit healthy elderly married couples who wish to talk
about sexual/intimacy issues? I would really appreciate any feedback
on this. You can reply via Peter Caputi or my email address is
Thank you,
Marilyn Rudd.

Peter Caputi
Dept of Psychology
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, NSW 2500

Phone: 042 213717
Fax: 042 214163